Evaluation and Appraisal Report 2004 What is an Evaluation and Appraisal Report? • An assessment of progress • Identifies changes – Successes and failures – Conditions that effect the community – State and Growth Management policies 2004 Evaluation and Appraisal Report • Due in February 2004 • Different approach than in past Key Planning Issues vs. Policy by Policy evaluation Lee County EAR Schedule 2003 2004 April May June July AugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecemberJanuaryFebruary Deadline BoCC Transmittal Possible LPA Meeting Response to Draft Possible LPA Meeting Submit Draft to DCA Final LPA Meeting Preparation of EAR Response from DCA Letter of Understanding to DCA Scoping Meeting LPA - Summary&Input Agency Workshops LPA - Summary&Input Final Public Workshop PUBLIC PARTICIPATION • PUBLICLY ADVERTISED WORKSHOPS • QUESTIONNAIRES TO WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS • INFO POSTED ON PLANNING DIVISION WEB PAGE AND IN DCD NEWSLETTER * Photo from 4/9/03 North Fort Myers Neighbor WHAT WE ASKED CITIZENS • What issues do you believe are most important? • Does the Lee Plan address those issues? • What changes could better direct the County’s growth? Growth Population 1994 Population 2002 Total Growth 371,727 475,073 103,346 Development 1994 Development 2002 Total Development 76,310 acres 91,771 acres 15,461 acres Major Issues in SW Florida As perceived by the Department of Community Affairs • Level of Service on Regional Roadways • Growth Pressures • Hurricane Evacuation • Coastal High Hazard Areas • Natural Resource Systems • Platted Areas • Water Supply and Land Use • Land Use and School Facilities What Can Your Agency Contribute? • Tell us what you believe are the major development issues facing Lee County. • Let us know whether you believe the Lee Plan adequately addresses these issues. • Provide data and direction to help Planning address the issues that are of concern to your agency.
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