The Local Government Assistance Program of the Council consists of technical assistance to local governments in comprehensive planning and community development.
In response to the requirements of Florida growth management legislation, the Council places a significant emphasis on comprehensive planning assistance for local governments.
The Council assists the region's counties and cities in complying with the requirements of the Local Government Comprehensive Planning and Land Development Regulation Act.
On-going comprehensive planning assistance is provided to local governments to assist with interpretations of comprehensive plans and land development regulations, preparation of concurrency management system reports, preparation of comprehensive plan and land development regulation amendments, and concurrency assessments of plats, and site and development plans.
The Council assists some two dozen counties and municipalities with the review and adoption of comprehensive plan map and text amendments, land development regulation map and text amendments, land development regulation special exceptions and special permits, concurrency assessments for plats, and site and development plans.
The Council assists a dozen local governments in assessing their community development needs. These assessments address the need for housing rehabilitation, commercial revitalization, economic development, and neighborhood revitalization. These community development needs assessments result in the Council assisting local governments with the preparation of Community Development Block Grant applications.
The Council also provides administrative assistance on community development projects for the counties and municipalities.
In addition, the Council assists counties and municipalities with the preparation of Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program Grant applications for the development of parks and recreation improvements.
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