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South Florida’s Regional Flood System Is Failing. Planners Say Time Is Running Out

By |2021-03-25T16:31:53-04:00March 25th, 2021|Announcements|

As climate change keeps driving seas higher, the old flood control system that stretches from South Florida to Central Florida is failing. Planners and water managers have been trying to determine what needs to be fixed for about five years. Revamping the system is not unprecedented. It’s what created Everglades restoration. But so far,

COVID’s Effect on Housing Needs Nationwide and in Florida

By |2021-03-19T11:30:52-04:00March 19th, 2021|Announcements|

Two New Reports Detail Pandemic's Effect on Housing Needs Nationwide and in Florida Full Appropriation of Florida's Housing trust Fund Key to Economic Recovery TALLAHASSEE, FLA: Today, the National Low Income Housing Collection (NLIHC) and the Florida Housing Coalition release independent reports that tell a consistent story - the national housing crisis and Florida's

Resilience News ~ Biscayne Bay Spotlight

By |2021-02-08T15:07:43-05:00February 8th, 2021|Announcements, News|

Chief Bay Officer appointed to lead protection and restoration of Biscayne Bay On January 8, Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava announced that Irela Bagué would join the County as its first-ever Chief Bay Officer. In this new role , Bagué will advise the Mayor and Board of County Commissioners on all issues relating to the

Leaving A Legacy

By |2021-02-18T13:57:37-05:00February 5th, 2021|Announcements|

42 Years of Service and Dedication Mr. Manny Cela has worn many hats during his time with the South Florida Regional Planning Council. He never intended to stay this long, but as time evolved, his abilities became vital in many areas to keep the Council changing with the times. He started as

Virtual Roundtable With All Three South Florida County Mayors

By |2020-12-31T16:00:19-05:00December 31st, 2020|Announcements, News|

This Week in South Florida Podcast: December 27, 2020 PEMBROKE PARK, FL – Glenna Milberg (Channel 10 News) talks to Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Shultz, a virtual roundtable with all three South Florida County mayors: Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, Broward County Mayor Steve Geller, and Monroe County Mayor Michelle Coldiron, and Fort Lauderdale

South Florida Water Management District 2021-2026 Approves Strategic Plan

By |2020-12-14T08:28:50-05:00December 14th, 2020|Announcements, News|

The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board approved its 2021-2026 Strategic Plan, providing a blueprint for the District to continue advancing Everglades restoration, protect communities from flooding, ensure water for communities, and engage the public and stakeholders over the next five years. Approved unanimously by the SFWMD Governing Board, the plan is based

South Florida and Treasure Coast RPC Leaders meet to discuss Issues of Regional Importance

By |2020-12-14T17:00:34-05:00December 11th, 2020|Announcements, News|

The South Florida and Treasure Regional Planning Councils (RPC) met on Friday, October 16th at 10:00 a.m. in Joint Session. The meeting was co-chaired by The Honorable Steve Geller, First Vice Chair, South Florida RPC, and Council Member Michael Houston, Chair, Treasure Coast RPC. The Councils considered testimony and discussed the Future Water Supply

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