South Florida Regional Planning Council
The South Florida Regional Planning Council is one of Florida’s ten regional planning councils, which are directed by the Florida Legislature to plan and coordinate intergovernmental solutions to growth-related problems, provide technical assistance to local governments and meet other needs of its communities. The council was formed in 1969 as the Tri-County Jetport Council to address issues related to the proposed development of the “Everglades Jetport” in Big Cypress.
The council serves three counties: Monroe, Miami-Dade and Broward; 71 municipalities; and 4.3 million residents. Over the next 20 years, the region is expected to grow to an increasingly diverse estimated population of more than 4.9 million residents.