Planning Officials Training

APA Florida, Atlantic Coast Section

#3024277

Friday, July 19, 2013
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. EDT

Viera, FL,

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Overview

The Atlantic Coast Section of the American Planning Association will offer training for elected officials and planning officials. The training will occur on Friday, July 19th from 8:30 to 4:00 at the Brevard County Government Center. This one‐day workshop is tailored to the elected and appointed officials who make planning and zoning recommendations and decisions. The class covers the basic laws and planning principles that have shaped the development and approval process in Florida. Planning officials will receive basic instruction about Florida's planning and growth management system, his/her role and how to do the job more effectively. Each participant will leave the course with a Certificate of Completion and a copy of the Florida Planning Officials Handbook containing the course material along with important reference material and information sources. The training is provided by the University of Florida. Topics covered in this training opportunity include: Session #1: Planning and Growth Management in Florida. How did we get here? What is planning? Why do we plan? Who are the players? How is planning conducted in Florida? What is the role of the planning official? What is expected of the planning official? Session #2: Legislative Changes. The 2011 Florida Legislature enacted dramatic changes to Florida’s planning and growth management system. What are these changes and what are their implications for local government and planning officials. Session #3: Constitutional and Legal Foundations for Planning. Legal concepts and important case law and what they mean for the planning official. The US and Florida Constitution. Florida statutes. Legislative decisions vs. quasi-judicial decisions. Property rights. Consistency. Rational nexus. Recent developments and future directions. Session #4: Implementing the Comprehensive Plan. Overview of the Comprehensive Plan, what it contains, its legal status, the process for its development, evaluation and amendment. A primer on land development codes including zoning, subdivision regulations, planned development, concurrency etc. with emphasis on what the planning official needs to know. Session #5: Best Practices and New Directions. An introduction to the principles of “sustainability” and "smart growth" and how these principles may be applied by local governments in Florida. Other techniques such as transfer of development rights, urban design, traditional neighborhood development, conservation design and low impact development will also be covered. The Atlantic Coast Section of the American Planning Association is covering the majority of the costs for this event. The only cost to participants is a $10 registration fee. This fee reserves a seat and covers lunch.

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Speakers

Gene Boles

Confirmed Speaker

Mr. Boles is a Senior Fellow and Project Coordinator for the Center for Building Better Communities. Gene earned a Master of City Planning (MCP) and Master of Science (MS) in Transportation from Georgia Tech in 1969 and a Bachelor of Civil Engineering (BCE) from Auburn University in 1966. Gene is ... Read More

Gene Boles

Confirmed Speaker

Mr. Boles is a Senior Fellow and Project Coordinator for the Center for Building Better Communities. Gene earned a Master of City Planning (MCP) and Master of Science (MS) in Transportation from Georgia Tech in 1969 and a Bachelor of Civil Engineering (BCE) from Auburn University in 1966. Gene is ... Read More