Evaluation & Appraisal Report

Evaluation & Appraisal Report
The State Growth Management Act requires that local governments periodically review and update their adopted Comprehensive Plans according to a schedule established by State statute. The City staff began the process of updating the Comprehensive Plan to meet State requirements in 2006.

The periodic amendment process, which occurs approximately once every seven years, is a two-phase process. It begins with the preparation of an Evaluation and Appraisal Report (EAR) and ends with the adoption of the EAR-based amendments to the Comprehensive Plan. The EAR evaluates the performance of the various Elements of the Comprehensive Plan. It assesses the successes and shortcomings of the various Goals, Objectives, Policies and programs included within the Plan, and it provides recommendations for necessary changes. Additionally, the EAR provides an opportunity to identify major issues in a community and evaluate how effective the Comprehensive Plan has been in addressing these issues. The City transmitted the proposed EAR to the Florida Department of Community Affairs at a public hearing held on February 23, 2010.  The City Commission adopted the EAR on June 22, 2010.  DCA issued a Notice of Sufficiency for the EAR on August 26, 2010.

The recommendations contained in the EAR become the basis of proposed amendments to the Comprehensive Plan. These EAR-based amendments, once adopted by the City Commission and found in compliance with Florida Statutes, then become part of the new Comprehensive Plan until the next EAR is prepared in approximately seven years.

Meetings
  • Monday, May 10, 2010 at 6:30 P.M., in the City Commission Chambers, 210 Sams Avenue, New Smyrna Beach
  • Monday, May 24, 2010 at 6:30 P.M., in the City Commission Chambers, 210 Sams Avenue, New Smyrna Beach
  • Monday, June 14, 2010 at 6:30 P.M., in the City Commission Chambers, 210 Sams Avenue, New Smyrna Beach
  • Monday, June 28, 2010 at 6:30 P.M., in the City Commission Chambers, 210 Sams Avenue, New Smyrna Beach
Evaluation & Appraisal Report
Department of Community Affairs Comments
Supporting Documents