SHARPENING THE TOOLS
Explore guidelines and techniques for improving the tools for planning and growth management.
- Re-Forming the Comprehensive Plan. Florida’s commitment to “top-down” planning has been the law of the land since 1985. Each local government is required to adopt and implement a comprehensive plan that meets statutory requirements. Without exception, these plans are complex and voluminous and in many cases are difficult to understand, and to implement. How does a community undertake a major re-forming of its comprehensive plan? What tools and techniques can be applied? Learn about a six- step process.
- Evaluate the goals. objectives and policies.
- Develop a work program.
- Agree of organization, format and drafting protocols.
- Create a results neutral
- Compartmentalize for substantive change.
- Integrate the substantive changes and adopt.
- Linking the Comp Plan and Land Development Regulations. Florida statutes require that your comprehensive plan be implemented and specifically mandates the adoption of land development regulations as a primary implementing tool. Learn about tools and techniques for effectively linking land development regulations with comprehensive plan directives
- Streamlining Land Development Regulations: The streamlining of land development regulations is a common theme with Florida communities. Can that objective be achieved? What tools and techniques can be applied? Learn about a five-step process.
- Commit to the task
- Apply “Best Practice”
- Reorganize and reformat first
- Link to the Comprehensive Plan
- Get the procedures right
- Focus on decisionmaking
- Compartmentalize for substantive update
- Integrate substantive amendments into the revised format
Each participant will receive a copy of the Florida Planning Officials Handbook, presentation and course materials related to the topic and a Certificate of Completion
AICP CM – American Institute of Certified Planners – 1.5 AICP CM Credits