Add your voice and urge Gov. DeSantis to veto this bill APA Florida: HB 7103 Creates Barrier to Comp Plan Enforcement
HB 7103, as amended on the floor, creates a significant barrier to, and a chilling effect on, the ability of citizens to meaningfully enforce comprehensive plans that govern development in their communities. It will also make it more difficult for applicants who are not well-funded to challenge local decisions on their development projects, even if they believe they can show that the decision was improper.
The bill also removes the authority for the Department of Legal Affairs to intervene in such challenges to represent the interests of the state, so these citizen and interest group challenges are truly the only means of policing the compliance of development orders with comprehensive plans.
Chapter changes 2 Goodbyes, 2 Hellos
Change is afoot at the chapter office as we say goodbye to Amanda Pickles, APA Florida Administrative Assistant and Bookkeeper, and Tyler Griffin, Graduate Student Intern. While change is always good, we will miss them. We are excited to welcome Denise Johns-Smith, who will take over administrative and bookkeeping duties, and intern Grayson Taylor, who is a FSU DURP graduate student.