Latest News and Events
- Webinar: Mobility Plans and Mobility Fees: Planning and Funding 21st Century Mobility December 2, 2016
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- Mobility Plans and Mobility Fees: Planning and Funding 21st Century Mobility October 26, 2016
Lunch and LearnWednesday, November 16th
West Broward Regional LibraryGuest Speakers:Jonathan B. Paul, AICPPrincipalDebbie Love, AICPDirector of Planning, Public Relations and OutreachRecent changes made by the Florida Legislature have taken a carrot and stick approach to transportation concurrency. On one hand, they have provided local governments throughout Florida the opportunity to plan for a land use and transportation system best suited to meet the needs of their community. On the other, they have substantially clamped down on the ability of local government to time, regulate and impose mitigation requirements on new development. Further, in many urban areas, adding roadway capacity is no longer feasible or desirable. Thus, local governments throughout Florida are exploring Mobility Plans and Mobility Fees as an alternative to concurrency and road impact fees and exploring creative 21st Century ways to provide mobility through means other than adding road capacity. Participants learned how autonomous vehicles, car, ride and bicycle sharing, golf carts, kayaks, cycle tracks and multi-use trails that accommodate walking, bicycling and other 21st Century approaches are being integrated into Mobility Plans and how Mobility Fees can be used to assist with funding these alternative approaches to Mobility.
- Pinnacle at Tarpon River Tour and Networking Event October 21, 2016
Thank you to Pinnacle Housing Group and to our members that attended the tour of the mixed-income Pinnacle at Tarpon River on October 20th! Tour included an overview of the development’s amenities, two residential units and a discussion of how the project was funded, tax incentives for affordable housing and future needs.
- Fracking and South Florida August 13, 2016
In recent years there has been discussions about the regulation of fracking in the State of Florida. According to the New York Times, nearly 80 municipalities have passed ordinances to ban or oppose fracking methods due to their concern that fracking chemicals and acids may impact our fragile ecosystems, unique geology, and water supply. BAPA hosted a lunch and learn-style workshop on September 8th to discuss this important topic with State Representatives, leading scientists, and Broward County officials.
- 2016 BAPA Board Retreat February 24, 2016
On February 22nd the BAPA Board of Directors had a retreat to discuss the organization’s strategic plan for 2016. Marie L. York facilitated the retreat held at the Long Key Nature Center in Davie. A series of committees were created to work on events, membership, communications and marketing (website, social media, press releases, newsletter, etc.) and professional development.