In 2014 and 2016, the Compact conducted basic surveys of RCAP implementation in which municipalities indicated which recommendations they had completed. The implementation data shown below was self-reported by municipalities for RCAP 1.0 recommendation.
Recommendations Completed By Pembroke Pines
Sustainable Communities and Transportation
Completed Recommendations (Now Defunct)
Develop a vital signs status and trends monitoring program for biological communities. Key parameters may include rate of sea-level rise; saltwater intrusion boundary and monitoring wells; landscape-level vegetation patterns; percent coral cover and condition in offshore reef zones; water temperature and pH in areas; and occurrence and range of invasive exotic plants and animal species.
Advocate for federal and state funding for applied monitoring and climate related science: -identify economic and physical linkages between marine systems (e.g. reefs and mangroves) and hazard risk/damage claim reduction -monitor coastal and freshwater marsh vegetation tolerance to changing salinity, depth and other climate variables -improve data on estuarine bathymetry and use appropriate models to help identify habitats at risk -develop refined climate projections, hydrologic and ecological models to aid in planning
Public Policy Advocacy
Urge Congress to pass legislation that removes federal barriers posed by the Federal Housing Finance Agency to Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) residential initiatives that are intended to assist property owners to finance energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements.
Support and advocate for continued implementation and funding on the state and federal levels for the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) in recognition of the important role of CERP in climate adaptation planning and local water resource management related to regional water storage and aquifer recharge, important under variable climate conditions and sea level rise.
Advocate to interests in Tallahassee for the preservation of the authority and resource capacity of the Water Management Districts in support of their continued participation in integrated water resource planning, particularly in southeast Florida where climate change and sea level rise pose additional challenges to the complex issues of alternative water supply development, Everglades restoration, salt water abatement, and drainage and flood control operations.