WHAT IS THE EVALUATION AND APPRAISAL REVIEW (EAR)?
The Florida Growth Management Act requires Comprehensive Neighborhood Plans throughout the state to be assessed periodically to determine how the plans are working and what areas need updating. The Evaluation and Appraisal Review (EAR) process is not a revision of the zoning ordinance. Revision of the zoning ordinance was recently completed by the adoption of the Miami 21 Code in October of 2009. This assessment process is known as the EAR and must be completed every 7 years to assess the City’s progress on areas including, but not limited to, Public Works, Capital Improvements, Transportation and Housing. The EAR process allows us to collect valuable information to revise the City’s Comprehensive Neighborhood Plan to better address the City’s needs.
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE PUBLIC MEETINGS?
Public input is an important component of the evaluation process and is where City planners learn about major issues facing your neighborhoods. Your participation in this process will lead to a thorough evaluation and serve as a base towards updating the Comprehensive Plan to meet the needs of our residents.
WHY SHOULD I PARTICIPATE?
The EAR is your opportunity to share your knowledge and concerns about the City’s needs. This is also an opportunity to learn more about the issues that shape the City’s future and to better understand the planning process.
WHEN WILL THE MEETINGS HAPPEN IN MY AREA?
Meetings are being held throughout the City to facilitate your participation. All City residents, property and business owners are encouraged to participate. Although meetings are scheduled by District, participants are encouraged to attend any and all meetings that are most conveniently located to the participant. Everyone is welcome at all meetings.