The Council's Regional Dispute
Resolution Process (RDRP) was adopted in response to the
requirements of Chapter 186.509, Florida Statutes. The RDRP is designed to reconcile
differences in planning, growth management, and other matters among local governments,
regional agencies, and private interests. The RDRP endeavors to be a flexible process that
will clearly identify and resolve problems as early as possible; utilize procedures in a
low-to-high cost sequence, allow flexibility, provide for the appropriate involvement of
affected parties, and provide as much process certainty as possible.
The South Florida Regional Planning
Council uses a Geographic Information System (GIS) to produce display maps and assist the
planning staff in their analytical work. The Council offers a variety of Mapping Services including the creation of
customized maps. Examples of the Council's mapping capabilities are displayed in the
South Florida Map Gallery.
As an affiliate of the Florida
State Data Center, the Council receives and distributes data from the U.S. Bureau of the
Census and other sources. The Council library contains a comprehensive set of publications
for the State of Florida, as well as an extensive collection of CD-ROMs containing
detailed data. Staff can provide selected data on diskette.
process involves a series of free-wheeling meetings among a broad cross-section of
stakeholders. Participants are encouraged to brainstorm ideas for group
consideration without restrictions and inhibitions. Discussions center on the long
term direction stakeholders would like to see their city or organization take and the
issues that may have a critical impact on their plan. Visioning is the foundation
for developing a realistic mission statement and a workable strategic plan.
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