A first step: Hillsboroughâs planners and county attorneys need to start working now to examine how sustainable zoning and land use changes can be made without wrecking private property rights. The countyâs Planning and Growth Management Department doesnât list such an examination as a priority or current activity, but county commissioners could vote to make it a priority. You can reach the commission offices at 813-272-5660 and the Planning and Growth Management Department at 813-272-5920 to voice your support for sustainable land-use plans.
- Check out Sprawl City, a website about consumption and population growth, sprawlcity.org
- Download the 1000 Friends of Floridaâs Florida 2060 study