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THE GROWTH OF FLORIDA'S GROWTH LAWS
THE GROWTH OF FLORIDA'S GROWTH LAWS

1972 State Comprehensive Planning Act: Created Div. of State Planning, called for creation of state comprehensive plan; Established Areas of Critical State Concern (ACSC) and Development of Regional Impact (DRI) planning processes.

1975

Local Government Comprehensive Planning Act: Required local governments to prepare & adopt comprehensive plans; State powers limited to comment, not review and enforcement.

1980

Regional Planning Council Act: Regional Planning Councils (RPCs) required throughout the state.

1984

State and Regional Planning Act: Required the development of a State Comprehensive Plan. RPCs designated as the primary agent to address regional issues, with a requirement that they prepare Regional Policy Plans.

1985

Local Government Comprehensive Planning and Land Development Act (Growth Management Act): State mandates certain elements in local comprehensive plans; Concurrency policy mandated; State-Regional-Local planning framework established.

1985

State Comprehensive Plan adopted: A directions-setting document with 27 goals across a broad array of issues.

1986

Growth Management "Glitch Bill": Refinements and clarifications to the 1985 GMA.

1986

Chapter 9J-5 FAC: Detailed rules on the content and form of comprehensive plans and criteria related to compact development established by DCA.

1993

Growth Management Act: Restricted the powers of the RPCs and reduced the scope of regional policy plans; Phased elimination of the DRI process.

1995

Reinstatement of the DRI process.

1999

Urban Infill and Redevelopment Areas legislation: An attempt to promote redevelopment in the state's urban cores through reduced state oversight and financial incentives.

2000

"Pay as You Grow" legislative package: This legislation included an increase in state funding for infrastructure, relaxed transportation concurrency standards, required concurrency for schools, and greater planning for potable water supplies.

FLORIDA'S HISTORY of dealing with its burgeoning population with state-ordained management policies began in earnest in 1972, a year after DisneyWorld opened its gates. —source: The FSU Department of Urban & Regional Planning