Any Palm Beach County official who votes to leave the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council in favor of the South Florida Council will lose my vote. TCRPC is quite possibly the most respected planning council in the entire country and has done a world of good to keep PBC from “Browardizing”. It has guided the redevelopment and revitalization of Delray Beach, among its many success stories. Many of its staff (past and current) helped administer the West Palm Beach downtown revitalization.
Any advocate for more livable, walkable communities should support staying with TCRPC and strongly object to moving councils. I suggest you email every County Commissioner. The email is listed under the “Contact” link of the blog.
After 38 years, Palm Beach County officials want to leave the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council to hook up with the big cities in the South Florida Regional Council, which has dropped ”planning” from its name.
Instead of developing policies for economic and regional planning in an area with almost 2 million people, Palm Beach County would be dealing with the problems of 4.4 million.
It would swap being the largest among four Treasure Coast counties to take third place at South Florida, behind huge Miami-Dade and Broward and just ahead of Monroe.
Those who want to make the switch — led by the Economic Council of Palm Beach County and former county Mayor Priscilla A. Taylor — have said Palm Beach no longer has as much in common with smaller Treasure Coast members as it does…
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