Comprehensive Plans

In order to establish a countywide Comprehensive Plan Amendment Coordinated Review process in Palm Beach County, the Intergovernmental Plan Amendment Review Committee (IPARC) was formed. A process was developed that is designed to provide coordination of proposed plan amendments, cooperation between affected local governments and service providers, and opportunities to resolve potential disputes only within the Plan Amendment Process with the least amount of infringement upon existing processes, without undue processing delays and without the necessity of significant staffing or consultant costs. Specifically, the Comprehensive Plan Amendment Coordinated Review Process will accomplish the following:

1. Proposed plan amendments shall have sufficient distribution and dissemination to ensure that initial transmittal and final approval will not occur without adequate notice to local governments and service providers who may be adversely affected by the action.

2. An avenue for discussion and evaluation of the proposed plan amendments is created so that the governing body is aware of objections, the basis for them, and the reasonableness of the objection.

3. An opportunity is created for conflict resolution of an item which, if approved, may result in a potential problem for another local government or service provider.

4. The comprehensive plan amendment coordinated review process does not diminish or transfer existing authority with respect to planning and implementation decisions of the participants.

For additional information, contact Anna Yeskey, IPARC Coordinator, at amyeskey@bellsouth.net or 561.434.2575.

Town of Haverhill
Town of Juno Beach
Town of Jupiter Inlet Colony
Town of Lake Clarke Shores
Town of Lake Park
Town of Manalapan
Town of Mangonia Park
Village of North Palm Beach
City of Pahokee
Town of Palm Beach Shores
City of Riviera Beach
City of South Bay
Town of South Palm Beach
Village of Tequesta
Town of Jupiter Island
Town of Ocean Breeze Park
Town of Sewall's Point
Town of Indian River Shores

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