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Sarasota 2050 Resource Management Area Policy Revisited

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Resource Management Area (RMA) Policy Revisited

Scope of Work
This Sarasota 2050 RMA Policy Revisited effort to evaluate possible amendments that would clarify its implementation was organized within three phases related to the complexity of the issues involved:

  • Phase 1 involved modification of the Sarasota 2050 Zoning Regulations that did not require any Comprehensive Plan policy changes.
  • Phase 2 involved policy changes (Comprehensive Plan) that did not deviate significantly from the original fundamental values of Sarasota 2050 RMA Policy.
  • Phase 3 involved policy changes that may have deviated from the original Sarasota 2050 values.

These three phases have been completed as described within the 2050 EvaluationSummary.

(see Category: 00/ 2050 Evaluation Summary)

Sarasota County continued this evaluation effort by developing a clear and transparent methodology for determining Fiscal Neutrality on 2050 developments.
 The development of a Fiscal Neutrality Methodology was coordinated through Sarasota County staff and a technical consultant.
The county contracted with the firm AECOM for assistance in developing a clearly understandable technical manual that establishes a methodology for determining Fiscal Neutrality on 2050 developments that can be used on a consistent basis and is transparent in its calculations. AECOM Technical Services, Inc. is a California based corporation with extensive experience and knowledge on the subject of fiscal impact analysis, and has been the county’s primary independent 3rd party reviewer of Fiscal Neutrality analysis.
All draft reports and documents were made available on this web page for the public’s review and comment throughout the process of developing a draft methodology for the Board’s consideration.
The Board adopted the Fiscal Neutrality Guide dated June 26, 2015.


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