Local Government Comprehensive Plan Certification Program 2005 and 2007 Reports

Project Year: 2005 and 2007

Prepared by: ---

Prepared for: Florida Department of Community Affairs

Project Summary:

The 2005 and 2007 Reports is submitted to meet the requirements of Section 163.3246 (13), Florida Statutes (F.S.) that requires the Department of Community Affairs (herein referred to as the Department) to submit a report on the Local Government Comprehensive Planning Certification Program each odd-numbered year, listing certified local governments, evaluating the effectiveness of the certification, and including any recommendations for legislative actions. This report will include the combined status for reporting years 2005 and 2007. 

This report provides background information about the statutory requirements and process for implementing a local government comprehensive planning certification program agreement. The statute has provided an opportunity for eight local governments per year to pursue a certification agreement under this program. To date, four local governments have attempted to undertake a certification agreement. This report includes a status report for each of the local governments that have executed certification agreements, which include the City of Orlando, the City of Lakeland, the City of Miramar, and the City of Freeport.