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  Growth Management Report     10. 7.    
BCC Regular Meeting Public Hearing  
Meeting Date: 09/01/2016  
Issue:    5:50 p.m. - A Public Hearing Concerning the Review of an Ordinance Amending Chapter 7 of the Escambia County 2030 Comprehensive Plan - CPA-2016-01
From: Horace Jones
Department: Development Services  

RECOMMENDATION:
5:50 p.m. - A Public Hearing Concerning the Review of an Ordinance Amending Chapter 7 of the Escambia County 2030 Comprehensive Plan - CPA-2016-01 

That the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) review and adopt an Ordinance amending the 2030 Comprehensive Plan, Chapter 7, Policy FLU 1.3.1, Future Land Use categories, to allow limited agriculture in Mixed-Use Urban and Mixed-Use Suburban FLU categories.

The Planning Board recommended approval on April 5, 2016. This hearing serves as the second of two public hearings.
BACKGROUND:
Currently, the Mixed-Use Urban and Mixed-Use Suburban FLU categories do not have an option for agriculture uses regardless of zoning categories or acreage. This change would allow for limited agricultural uses as permitted by the underlying zoning districts.
BUDGETARY IMPACT:
No budgetary impact is anticipated by the adoption of this Ordinance.
LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS/SIGN-OFF:
The attached Ordinance has been reviewed and approved for legal sufficiency by Kerra Smith, Assistant County Attorney. Any recommended legal comments are attached herein.
PERSONNEL:
No additional personnel are required for implementation of this Ordinance.
POLICY/REQUIREMENT FOR BOARD ACTION:
The proposed Ordinance is consistent with the Board’s goal “to increase citizen involvement in, access to, and approval of, County government activities.”
IMPLEMENTATION/COORDINATION:
This Ordinance, amending the Comprehensive Plan, has been reviewed by the Department of Economic Opportunity, and will be filed with the State upon approval from the BCC.

The proposed Ordinance was prepared by the Development Services Department, in cooperation with  the County Attorney’s Office and all interested citizens. The Development Services Department will ensure proper advertisement.

Attachments
Adoption Packet
Draft Ordinance
Clean Ordinance

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