What is Transportation Concurrency?

In 1985, the Florida Legislature established the “Growth Management Act” to regulate new growth in Florida and required local governments to ensure that adequate road capacity would be available “concurrent” with new development to offset its traffic impact. Transportation concurrency, while well intended, had the unintended consequence of limiting or stopping development in urban areas, where it was cost prohibitive to add road capacity, and resulted in suburban sprawl where road capacity was either available or cheaper to construct.

In 2011, the Legislature replaced the “Growth Management Act” with the “Community Planning Act” that repealed statewide transportation concurrency and made it optional for local governments. The Legislature amended the “Community Planning Act” in 2013 to encourage local governments to adopt alternative mobility funding systems, such as mobility plans and fees, as a repeal and replacement of transportation concurrency systems, proportionate share, and road impact fees.

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1. What is a Mobility Plan?
2. Why does the City need a Mobility Plan?
3. How can the Mobility Plan address congestion?
4. What type of projects are included in the Mobility Plan?
5. How will the City fund Mobility Plan projects?
6. How will the City prioritize Mobility Plan projects?
7. What is a Mobility Fee?
8. What is Transportation Concurrency?
9. Is the City repealing Transportation Concurrency?
10. How was the Mobility Fee developed?
11. When is the City going to adopt Mobility Fees?
12. Who pays a Mobility Fee?
13. When does new development activity pay its Mobility Fees?
14. How is a Mobility Fee determined for new development?
15. Are offsets or credits available for Mobility Fees?
16. What happens to Mobility Fees paid to the City?
17. Where can Mobility Fees be spent?
18. What can Mobility Fees be spent on?