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2005 Florida Statutes

Section 349.042, Florida Statutes 2005

349.042  Planning board review.--

(1)  HEARINGS.--Plans for the construction and operation of the expressway and transit functions of the authority shall be submitted to the Jacksonville area planning board for review and comment in accord with requirements herein set out. Two public hearings shall be held by the authority to ensure public participation in the process for determining the need for the project contemplated and the location and effect of such project. One hearing shall be conducted before the route location of any expressway or right-of-way for mass transit operations is approved and before the authority is committed to a specific proposal. A second hearing shall be held after the route location has been approved, but before the authority is committed to a specific design proposal.

(2)  NOTICE.--No such public hearing shall be held until after the authority has published notice thereof, the size of which shall be at least one fourth page, inviting the public to be present and heard, in a daily newspaper published in Jacksonville of at least 50,000 circulation, 14 to 30 days in advance of the public hearing to be held. Such notice shall designate the place of hearing which shall be in such school board district as defined by the charter of Jacksonville as the contemplated project can reasonably be expected to affect. If the contemplated project affects more than one school board district, it shall be held in the city hall.

(3)  PLANNING BOARD COMMENT.--The Jacksonville area planning board shall review the proposed project and report its comments thereon to the authority 30 days before the first hearing and within 60 days after the second hearing.

History.--s. 7, ch. 71-101.