Establish regional coalitions to address regional issues

There are many parts to the Seven50 Prosperity Plan, everyone will need to take piece to make it happen. Regional coalitions should be formed that involve organizations interested in specific topic areas.

Restoration of the Everglades, building transit-oriented development, coordination of freight traveling the entire region, and even regional tourism rely on cross-county efforts.

Many municipalities lack capacity and need greater access to information and resources as well as support of coordinating entities at higher levels of government. Regional leadership organizations and regional coalitions should seek to provide that support and cross-communication.

At the same time, when it comes to implementation of any regional plan, especially climate change adaptation, resources should be devolved to the lowest level of government –such as the city or town – that can demonstrate capacity to both manage and implement these funds.

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