Growth Management ALERT: SB 1742 (Sen. Bennett)
Last year’s horrible Senate Bill 360 eliminated state regulations providing for “transportation concurrency” — requirements that developers ensure, and pay for, adequate road capacity to serve their development. This year, a new bill, SB 1742, would make that even worse by prohibiting county & city governments from imposing transportation concurrency regulations at the local level. This would shift even more of the cost of development over to the taxpayers, so developers can pocket more profits, and continue over-developing an already glutted housing market.
Calling it a “special interest bill,” 1000 Friends of Florida opposes it, and DCA does not support it. 1000 Friends says, “SB 1742 makes changes clarifying that SB 360 automatically removes transportation concurrency requirements. As drafted, it favors development interests over local government planning controls, and will lead to sprawl and more traffic congestion without transit being provided.”
Please see Denise Layne’s alert below, and e-mail these senators TODAY to oppose this bill. It will be heard in committee TOMORROW!
Mariella Smith Tampa Bay Sierra Club Growth Management Committee
Steering Committee, C4RG
ALERT – SB 1742 GROWTH MANAGEMENTIN SENATE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE WEDNESDAY
SB 1742 is Senator Bennett’s “fix” for last year’s SB 360 debacle. Unfortunately, this bill moves responsibility from the developer back to the “backlog” authority (or local governments), which is OUR TAX DOLLARS. All of this is done in the name of streamlining and creating development jobs.Please email the following Transportation Committee in the Senate, which will be heard next Wednesday morning — TOMORROW!! Ask them to vote “NO” on this bill as very bad public policy and shifting the burden of new development once again back on the taxpayer.Committee: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; Constantine.firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.comPlease email these senators immediately.Thank you.Denise Layne, C4RG, Inc.