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1 Compact Policy and Legislative Coordination Jason Liechty Environmental Projects Coordinator Natural Resources Planning and Management Division Broward County

2 Compact Policy and Legislative Coordination Core Function: Policy Policy coordination and legislative advocacy are at the core of the Compact

3 Compact Policy and Legislative Coordination Policy Coordination Federal legislative advocacy State legislative advocacy Collaborative efforts Information sharing and replication of initiatives

4 Compact Policy and Legislative Coordination Policy Coordination Policy Coordinator Policy Team Staff Steering Committee

5 Compact Policy and Legislative Coordination Annual Legislative Programs Process o Review of existing program (federal or state) o Solicitation of ideas/revisions from Policy Team and Staff Steering Committee o Policy Coordinator revises program o Policy Team and Staff Steering Committee review o Approval by Staff Steering Committee o Individual counties move program forward Incorporation into County legislative programs As separate item o Sticking points are ironed out if and when they occur

6 Compact Policy and Legislative Coordination Federal Advocacy Deepwater Horizon oil spill press conference – June 2010 Joint letter to Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change – April 2013 Joint Capitol Hill visits 2014 legislative program under development

7 Compact Policy and Legislative Coordination State Advocacy Most significant achievement to date: Adaptation Action Areas – 2011 session Tri-County Legislative Delegation Meeting on Sea Level Rise – Feb package o Approved by Staff Steering Committee o Awaiting adoption by County Commissions

8 Compact Policy and Legislative Coordination Adaptation Action Areas Added to Florida Community Planning Act in 2011 session Optional comprehensive plan designation for areas that: o Experience coastal flooding o Are vulnerable to the related impacts of rising sea levels Purpose: prioritizing funding for infrastructure and adaptation planning

9 Compact Policy and Legislative Coordination AAA Pilot Program Funded by grant from State of Florida (DEO) – Project of Special Merit Partnership among City of Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, and the South Florida Regional Planning Council Fort Lauderdale will incorporate in its Comprehensive Plan and identify AAA(s) Guidance documents will be developed for statewide dissemination

10 Compact Policy and Legislative Coordination Collaborative Efforts Funding opportunities Regional Climate Action Plan (RCAP) implementation workshops Summits Mayors’ Climate Action Pledge

11 Compact Policy and Legislative Coordination Funding Opportunities Compact partners favor mutual support of best-positioned entity rather than cutthroat competition

12 Compact Policy and Legislative Coordination Funding Opportunities RE.invest Initiative – Miami Beach Federal Highway Administration – Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment Pilot Grant o Broward MPO lead agency – supported by other MPOs, Regional Planning Councils, Compact Counties, and South Florida Regional Transportation Rockefeller Foundation 100 Resilient Cities Challenge

13 Compact Policy and Legislative Coordination RCAP Implementation Workshops Part of three-year, $975,000 grant from Kresge Foundation to Institute for Sustainable Communities to support RCAP implementation 9 to 12 workshops over three years

14 Compact Policy and Legislative Coordination 2013 Workshops #1Guidance documents for planners: Incorporating SLR projections and RCAP into land use, hazard mitigation, and transportation September #2Commercial energy efficiency and financial incentives October 23 #3Insurance and riskDecember 12-13

15 Compact Policy and Legislative Coordination Climate Leadership Summits Annual summits to review progress and plan future action Deliverables 2013 Summit o November 7-8 in Fort Lauderdale o White House keynote (?) o Coastal Communities Congressional Town Hall

16 Compact Policy and Legislative Coordination Mayors’ Climate Action Pledge Affirms support for Compact Agrees to consider integrating the Regional Climate Action Plan framework into future plans Urges other municipalities to adopt the Pledge themselves

17 Compact Policy and Legislative Coordination Mayors’ Climate Action Pledge Broward County o 16 municipalities have adopted the Pledge o Representing nearly 1 million residents – almost 62% of population Miami-Dade League of Cities resolution Monroe County resolution Other cities in region o Key West, Boynton Beach, Miami Beach, Pinecrest

18 Compact Policy and Legislative Coordination Information Sharing and Replication of Initiatives Mayors’ Roundtable on Climate Change o Broward County – Monday, September 16 o Miami-Dade County Energy efficiency finance Electric vehicle infrastructure Climate change comprehensive plan element

19 Compact Policy and Legislative Coordination Thank you! Jason Liechty Environmental Projects Coordinator Natural Resources Planning and Management Division Broward County


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