It appears that the invironmentalists and the developers have jointly come to the conclusion that it is time to drive a stake into the heart of the one of the dumbest policy moves ever made in the history of planning.
Tom Pelham is not in the developer's camp, he was chief counsel for "The 1000 Friends of Florida". As he is present head of the DCA, I am greatly encouraged by his present view of "concurrency".
Check this Link. http://www.tallahassee.com/apps/pbcs...707220334/1003
DCA Secretary Vows Growth Plan Fix (July 16, 2007)
Florida's Department of Community Affairs Secretary Tom Pelham promised last week that his department will attempt to revise the state's Growth Management Act in the 2008 session of the Florida Legislature to eliminate some of the unnecessary restrictions on development. Pelham, a Tallahassee attorney serving his second stint as DCA Secretary, said the Legislature should revamp the transportation concurrency scheme in the current Growth Management Act as it applies to urban areas. "It's had the effect of creating sprawl and adding to the cost of housing," said Pelham. "We have to remove concurrency as a barrier to those areas where we need development. Pelham spoke at a luncheon at the SEBC Leaders Advantage program, along with Tallahassee attorney and FHBA outside legal counsel Linda Shelley of Fowler White. Both Pelham and Shelley assailed the potential negative effects of the proposed constitutional amendment known as Hometown Democracy. "If this measure was to make the ballot and pass, chaos would reign in our state," said Pelham