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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.

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.

Growth-Management 2.0: Local Government Whims Sprawl Over State Oversight

| April 25, 2011

Republicans have complained for years that growth management rules slow growth in the state. A glut of empty homes suggests otherwise. Local governments will be empowered to take advantage of far more lax growth rules.

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