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Learn more about your community!

October 2017 – Live in Riverview? Carrollwood? Wimauma?  Want to know more about your community?  We have data and trend information for your area.  Together with the Florida Department of Transportation – Office of Environmental Management, Plan Hillsborough staff has produced sociocultural trend reports for 22 communities in unincorporated Hillsborough County. These reports contain population…

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Jennifer Malone earns AICP

September 2017 – We are so proud to see our own Jennifer Malone on APA Florida’s list of the newest members of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). The AICP exam is required for certification and places greater emphasis on emerging trends and current practices in planning. A recent addition to the Planning Commission,…

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Plan to join us for our 35th Annual Planning & Design Awards

September 2017 – You are warmly invited to join us for our 35th Annual Planning & Design Awards presented by Tampa Electric & Peoples Gas on Thursday, October 19 at T Pepin’s Hospitality Center. The Tampa Bay Times Reception begins at 6:15 p.m. Dinner and Awards presentations by host Brendan McLaughlin begin at 7:15 p.m….

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7th Tampa City Council Redistricting Open House scheduled

September 2017 – There is still an opportunity to weigh in on Alternatives for Redistricting for Tampa City Council. To ensure the residents of Tampa’s four single-member districts have equal representation, Florida law requires the voting districts to be as equal as possible in population size. In conjunction with Hillsborough County’s Supervisor of Elections, the…

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Planning Commission review of local government Capital Improvement Programs

October 2017 – Annually, the Planning Commission conducts a review of proposed Capital Improvement Programs (CIPs) for Hillsborough County, the City of Tampa, and the City of Temple Terrace for consistency with their respective Comprehensive Plans. The CIPs are an important part of implementing the goals of each government’s Plan. Planning Commission staff works with…

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Tampa City Council Redistricting presentation to NAACP on October 19

October 2017 – There is still an opportunity to weigh in on alternatives for Redistricting for Tampa City Council. In conjunction with Hillsborough County’s Supervisor of Elections, the Planning Commission will make a presentation to and take comments from the Hillsborough County branch of the NAACP at their October 19 meeting. The meeting is scheduled for…

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Growth trends in Hillsborough County

November 2017 – The Planning Commission recently completed population estimates for the years 2016 and 2017. Some interesting trends can be seen in where growth is occurring across Hillsborough County. While the massive amount of construction prior to the great recession will likely not be seen again, population growth and housing permits are about to…

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Derek Doughty reappointed by Hillsborough County BOCC

The Board of County Commissioners, during regular session on Wednesday, October 18, appointed Derek Doughty to serve another term on the Planning Commission. The term is effective through September 30, 2021. Mr. Doughty has served on many local boards and committees, including the Environmental Protection Commission’s Technical Advisory Committee and SWFWMD’s Surface Water Advisory Group….

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Planning Commission receives Hillsborough County commendation

November 2017 – At the Board of County Commissioners’ October 19 Quarterly Awards Ceremony, Commissioner Sandy Murman recognized the Planning Commission on the occasion of our 35th Annual Planning & Design Awards. A long-held tradition honoring planning excellence and showcasing outstanding projects setting the standard for others to emulate and improve our quality of life…

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Making the plan amendment process more efficient

December 2017 – The Planning Commission recently conducted an outside evaluation of the efficiency of our plan amendment review process. As part of a class applying the lean Six Sigma techniques, this methodology is a collaborative team effort to improve performance by systematically removing waste and reducing variation. This is the first time in many…

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Mitch Thrower appointed to the Planning Accreditation Board

December 2017 – Mitch Thrower was recently appointed by the American Planning Association (APA) as the Public Member to the Planning Accreditation Board (PAB) for a three-year term beginning December 1, 2017. The PAB’s mission is to promote excellence among planning programs and to ensure high quality education for future urban planners through an accreditation…

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New officers, a welcome, and a thank you at November Planning Commission meeting

December 2017 – New officers were elected at the November 2017 Planning Commission Meeting. Congratulations to Chair – Derek Doughty, Vice Chair – Jacqueline Wilds, and Member-at-Large – Matthew Buzza! Commissioner Green and Commissioner Michael Maurino (alternate) were elected to represent the Planning Commission on the MPO Board.   A warm welcome was given to…

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Training our emerging leaders for the future

January 2018 – The Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) was developed to begin a process for Plan Hillsborough to address the retirement of many of the agency’s current leadership over the next few years. A year-long program that began in January 2017, ELP was designed to train selected staff on the fundmentals of leadership and management….

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Planning Commission Appointee to Hillsborough MPO CAC

The Planning Commission invites anyone interested in transportation and planning for the future of our community to submit an application to be considered as an appointee to the Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Citizens’ Advisory Committee (MPO CAC) for a two-year term. Applications will be accepted beginning March 13, 2020 through April 30, 2020. For more…

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Info BBQ goes out to The Graham on January 31

January 2018 – Please join the Planning Commission for our next Info BBQ (Brown Bag Quarterly) on Wednesday, January 31 at The Graham at Gracepoint! The Info BBQ begins at 11:30 a.m. with a complimentary lunch and presentation followed by a walking tour from noon until 1:00 p.m. “We believe affordable housing shouldn’t look like…

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