§ 33-201. Authorization.  

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  • In accordance with the Safe Neighborhoods Act of 1987, F.S. §§ 163.501—163.522, the board of county commissioners hereby authorizes the future formation by ordinance of "local government neighborhood improvement district(s)" in accordance with the provisions of and procedures set forth in F.S. § 163.506, provided, however, that the board of county commissioners shall not create such a district unless the board of county commissioners first makes a factual determination that the geographical area to be encompassed within such a district is affected by:


    A proliferation of crime; and also


    At least any three (3) of the following eight (8) environmental conditions which contribute to a proliferation of crime:


    Partial or entire designation of such geographic area as a blighted or slum area, a community redevelopment area as defined in F.S ch. 163, Part III; a Brownfield as defined in F.S. § 376.79; or an Enterprise Zone as defined in F.S. § 290.0065.


    The presence of significant areas of blight such as:


    Structures that are in significant state of disrepair, have been deemed condemned or under threat of being condemned for safety or code violations.


    Abandoned structures or excessive vacancy.


    The presence of areas with poor mobility for vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists, etc., which may include:


    Lack of infrastructure that creates unsafe conditions for pedestrians or cyclists such [as] sidewalks or safe crossing areas.


    Poor level of service (LOS) ratings for area roadways.


    Dangerous or unsafe intersections.


    Lack of transportation options including public transit.


    Significant levels of poverty as demonstrated by the most recent available Census data.


    Significant areas in which parcels or tracts are difficult to develop or redevelop due to zoning, topography, fragmentation and/or poor land designs.


    Properties suffering from economic decline where a significant flight or loss of business has occurred.


    Lack of adequate public infrastructure and/or utilities (modern telecommunications, water, sewer, storm water, transportation facilities, etc.) necessary to support and facilitate economic development or revitalization.


    The existence of negative public perceptions regarding the area directly related to crime or blight which hinder economic development or revitalization opportunities.

(Ord. No. 90-23, § 1, 9-17-90; Ord. No. 2015-10 , § 1, 6-30-15)