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Most Local Governments Participating in the Expedited Review Process Report Benefits, Report No. 10-53, September 2010
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  • Since our 2008 review, the Legislature has amended the expedited comprehensive plan amendment review process and has considered expanding the program to additional local governments. The number of local governments that have used the pilot program has increased, while the number of challenged plan amendments remains small.
  • Most local governments report that the expedited review process is working well. State and regional agencies that review comprehensive plan amendments report that the pilot project has both advantages and disadvantages; cited concerns include less thorough reviews of plan amendments and inadequate inter-agency coordination. Local governments and reviewing agencies offered many suggestions for modifying the program.

What were our earlier findings?

Report No. 08-62 Expedited State Review Pilot Program Working Well But Faces Challenges,published in November 2008.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Department of Economic Opportunity
Community Planning

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 07-47 Local Government Comprehensive Planning Certification Program Has Limited Participation,published in December 2007.

Copies of this report in print or alternate accessible format may be obtained by telephone (850/488-0021), by FAX (850/487-9213), in person, or by mail (OPPAGA Report Production, Claude Pepper Building, Room 312, 111 W. Madison St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-1475).
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