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County: Miami-Dade

Population: 13,575

 
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 Sweetwater

Agriculture

AG-1 Preserve economic viability Read More
AG-4 Research climate-related needs Read More

Energy and Fuel

EF-1 Promote renewables policies and technology Read More
EF-2 Advance energy efficiency and conservation Read More
EF-9 Enable new energy systems Read More

Natural Systems

NS-2 Promote government conservation land acquisition Read More
NS-4 Develop sustainable financing Read More
NS-6 Assess invasive species impacts Read More
NS-7 Promote coastal natural systems Read More
NS-14 Promote urban tree canopy Read More

Public Policy Advocacy

PP-1 Support climate-conscious government action Read More
PP-4 Form coalitions Read More

Risk Reduction and Emergency Management

RR-3 Include vulnerability analyses in emergency management Read More
RR-6 Prioritize transportation adaptation investments Read More
RR-8 Promote climate adaptation plans across sectors Read More
RR-9 Review the Florida Building Code Read More

Sustainable Communities and Transportation

ST-1 Incorporate projections into plans Read More
ST-2 Include projections in maps Read More
ST-4 Designate adaptation action areas Read More
ST-6 Develop localized adaptation strategies Read More
ST-8 Adopt green building standards Read More
ST-10 Shape development through transportation planning Read More
ST-11 Modify local land use plans Read More
ST-12 Design sustainable and equitable transportation systems Read More
ST-13 Utilize unused or underutilized properties Read More
ST-17 Increase resilience through investments Read More
ST-18 Increase the use of transit Read More
ST-19 Promote bicycle and pedestrian facilities Read More
ST-22 Promote transportation-system management and operations Read More
ST-23 Use evidence-based planning Read More

Water

WS-1 Foster innovative water management Read More
WS-3 Plan for future water supply Read More
WS-8 Create resilient flood control systems Read More
WS-10 Integrate surface and groundwater impacts in planning Read More
WS-16 Expand partnerships and resources for innovation Read More
WS-17 Advance capital projects Read More
WS-21 Expand surface water storage Read More

Completed Recommendations (Now Defunct)

Energy and Fuel

EF-6
Support or facilitate development and distribution of local sources of sustainable fuels and availability of fueling infrastructure. Adopt policies to facilitate the development of locally sourced sustainable alternative fuels, those achieving a reduction in lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions when compared to conventional fossil fuels (including but not limited to waste- based bio-diesel and methane gas from sources like landfills). Include these policies in regional plans and Local Comprehensive Plans. Identify incentives and modify local code to encourage the establishment of a local alternative energy industry.

Natural Systems

NS-11
Support regulatory requirements that provide for ecologically beneficial uses of clean, dredged materials.

Public Outreach and Engagement

PO-7
Leverage resources for campaign and promotional advertisements by coordinating public transportation messaging in the region to attract non-transit-dependent (choice) riders. Messages should focus on making riding transit “cool.”
PO-8
Deploy social media applications, to facilitate use of transit including access to real-time information such as arrival times.

Public Policy Advocacy

PP-12
Urge Congress to pass legislation that would create a permanent funding source to finance infrastructure projects to adapt to the impacts of climate change with emphasis on investments in areas such as water management, water supply, transportation and other projects that serve to reduce risks to urban infrastructure from extreme weather events and rising sea levels.
PP-9
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.