Because growth management policies continually evolve, their impact on the community also can change. Foley hosted a breakfast briefing program that outlined recent state legislative and administrative action affecting Florida’s growth management policy.
The informal, interactive discussion was moderated by R. Duke Woodson, leader of Foley’s Environmental Regulation Practice in Florida and member of the firm’s Real Estate Practice and Hospitality, Resort & Golf Industry Teams. Panelists included Foley Real Estate Of Counsel Robert M. Rhodes, Seminole County Commissioner Brenda Carey and Orange County Commissioner Bill Segal. The panel discussed how local property owners will be affected by recent amendments to Florida’s growth management legislation and central Florida’s latest planning initiatives. The session also provided an update on the Hometown Democracy constitutional amendment initiative, and attendees received a copy of Mr. Rhodes’ whitepaper, The 2007 Growth Management Legislation: Clarification and More.