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Statewide Planning and Conservation Groups Call for Refinements to Florida's Land Planning Process

Recognizing the need to refine the way Florida manages growth, Florida's leading planning and conservation groups have developed a series of recommendations for Gov. Rick Scott, House Speaker Dean Cannon, and Senate President Mike Haridopolos as they assume leadership roles in Florida. 1000 Friends of Florida, Audubon of Florida, the Florida Wildlife Federation, Sierra Club, The Nature Conservancy, and Tropical Audubon Society have transmitted two documents to Florida's incoming leadership.

Explains 1000 Friends President, Charles Pattison, FAICP, "We look forward to working cooperatively with Florida's new leaders to develop positive, workable approaches to managing growth in our state." He maintains, "Major corporations plan for the future, and Florida should too."

The two documents, "Planning for Quality Growth and Economic Prosperity for Florida's Future", and "Why Planning is an Effective Economic Development Tool for Florida", identify refocused...