Monroe County will host three virtual public meetings regarding Example Adaptation Action Area Maps and Example Comprehensive Plan Policies on June 22-24. This work is part of a Resilience Planning Grant received by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, which included an update to the County’s Vulnerability Assessment and the development of example Comprehensive Plan goals, objectives, and policies.
The meeting registration links can also be found at www.monroecounty-fl.gov under the County Meetings Calendar.
Adaptation Action Areas are a tool authorized by state law that allows local governments the option to develop maps and goals, objectives, and policies to target funding for adaptation projects and/or identify the need for more detailed adaptation planning to address sea-level rise or other storm-related flooding in the most vulnerable areas in the County. The example Adaptation Action Areas include designations for residential neighborhoods, infrastructure and assets, and natural resources. The County’s approach provides tools to better protect these areas from future flood risk through funding programs or more detailed planning. These example policies will be discussed further to determine whether the County will establish such areas and policies through amendments to the Comprehensive Plan.
The meetings will also include the opportunity for public comment.