It also contains a very bad idea--eliminating the County Land Planning Agency's Comprehensive Plan adoption hearing. The Land Planning Agency consists of citizen volunteers who make recommendations to the County Commission.
During the three and one-half years that I served, a number of County Commissioners told me how much they rely on the LPA's analysis and recommendations. Because proposed Comprehensive Plan amendments often change between transmittal and final adoption--and because changes to the Comprehensive Plan warrant careful consideration--eliminating half of the LPA's job would not serve the public interest.
As I told the Orlando Sentinel, "Streamlining should not come at the expense of citizen oversight." Here's reporter Dave Damron's article on the Task Force recommendations:
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