This summer, Florida amended the Community Planning Act that now requires every city and county “to include in its comprehensive plan a property rights element,” see Florida Statutes § 163.3177(6)(i)1. This new element is required by House Bill 59, which became effective on July 1, 2021. At the direction of the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC), Planning Commission staff drafted the new element based, in part, on the model Property Rights Element developed by the 1000 Friends of Florida. Transparency, predictability, and reliability are the three main objectives of the proposed Hillsborough County Property Rights Element.
Residents can weigh in on the draft Property Rights Element by joining the virtual public meeting. If you are unable to attend, you may send written comments to: The Planning Commission, C/O Mark P. Hudson, 601 Kennedy Boulevard, 18th Floor, Tampa Florida, 33601 or to firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions can also be directed to Mark Hudson at 813-582-7338
Please register for Property Rights Element for unincorporated Hillsborough County on Feb 3, 2022 4:30 PM EST at:
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