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The Legislature Could Consider Several Options for Establishing More Uniform Regional Boundaries, Report No. 06-01, January 2006
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  • State entities use a number of different regional structures that were developed over time and for different purposes.  Consequently, the boundaries of the state’s regional planning councils, water management districts, and Department of Transportation districts are not coterminous.  Some stakeholders believe this makes it difficult for individuals and businesses to navigate the state’s regulatory and planning processes.
  • As a starting point for the Legislature’s deliberations, this report presents three options for adjusting regional boundaries.  These options would entail minimal, moderate, and substantial changes to the boundaries of the regional entities.  If the Legislature wishes to pursue mandating boundary changes, it should consider establishing a workgroup of state agencies, local governments, and other stakeholders to consider these and other options and their implications for state and local governments.

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