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Sprawl-Fighting State Oversight Agency Is Dissolved, To the Delight of Local Developers

| June 15, 2011

The Florida Department of Community Affairs, created in 1969 to manager growth, is being diluted into other agencies, leaving local governments much freer to develop as they choose.

Scott Signs Development Bill That Virtually Eliminates State Oversight of Local Planning

| June 2, 2011

Local governments will get to decide how and where to grwo with little or no interference from the state growth-management regulators, whose role is now severely limited.

In a Shift, and Despite Glut, State Approves 5,000-Home Palm Coast Development

| May 23, 2011

Old Brick Township to Palm Coast’s northwest is just one of several planned developments and existing lots that would add 40,000 new homes and 9 million square feet of commercial and industrial zones, more than doubling Flagler’s and Palm Coast’s populations.

Hurricane Tallahassee: Environmentalists Survey Wreckage of 2011 Legislative Session

| May 13, 2011

Developers gained more power in environmental disputes, state regulation of development was scaled back, the Department of Community Affairs is all but history as the Florida Legislature diminished the state’s growth management role in favor of development.

The Live Wire, September 21: You Call This a Recovery?

| September 21, 2010

False economic recovery, changing the rules of comp plan amendments, dead voters still active in Florida, how Florida wasted taxdollars in the stock-market, and more.

North By Northwest: State Rejects Palm Coast’s Sprawling Growth Horizon

| September 1, 2010

While the state approved of Palm Coast’s plans to develop the Bulow Creek area, it rejected the city’s planned expansion to its west and northwest, calling it unneeded and fraught with sprawl.

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