Growth Management Webinar offers Unique Opportunity to Understand Florida’s Land Use Environment

LeeFuture encourages our readers to sign up for this free webinar. It is an excellent opportunity to gain understanding on the policies, challenges, and consequences faced by all participants in Florida’s Land Use and Growth Management process. In particular, speakers will cover options for input by residents.

Understanding Land Use and Growth Management Planning in Florida


Wednesday, May 13, 2020, from noon to 1:30, Eastern

Florida’s process of managing growth has evolved considerably over the years. This webinar will focus on the current process related to comprehensive planning and rezonings, legal options, and effective citizen engagement.

1000 Friends of Florida President Paul Owens will provide an introductory overview of planning in Florida. Professor of Law at the Shepard Broad College of Law at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale and early 1000 Friends of Florida Legal Director Richard Grosso will discuss Florida’s comprehensive planning and rezoning processes in light of legislative changes in recent years. He also will cover legal options for citizens and local governments, including participating in quasi-judicial hearings, determining burden of proof, determining standing to file a challenge, building a record for a challenge, and more. 1000 Friends Policy and Planning Director Jane West will discuss effective citizen engagement, including an update on special challenges in the era of COVID-19.

1 Comment

  1. Dan Holder on April 26, 2020 at 8:50 pm

    It is very disturbing to witness uncontrolled growth in SW Florida. It appears that local government officials are more concerned with increasing the tax base than protecting the quality of living. A drive north on Three Oaks just south displays severally over built apartments ready to put even more autos on the street. I would think there would be a legal route to delay construction on land Lee County improperly zoned commercial years ago, ie preservation of the environment, etc.

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