Dr. Kamela Patton held the first of four CEO Briefings for the 2013-14 school year on December 19, 2013. The Briefing focused on the topic of engineering with discussion about high school engineering academies. Jeff Davidson, P.E., of Davidson Engineering, Inc. and eight other local experts in the field took part in the meeting, providing ideas on how to further incorporate engineering in STEM education.
Davidson Engineering and Farm Managers with Lipman Produce meet with the Army Corps of Engineers to evaluate the potential impact of the protection features associated with the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Project (CERP).
Legislature of the State of Florida:
Section 1. Section 125.022, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
125.022 Development permits.
For any development permit application filed with the county after July 1, 2012, a county may not require as a condition of processing or issuing a development permit that an applicant obtain a permit or approval from any state or federal agency unless the agency has issued a final agency action that denies the federal or state permit before the county action on the local development permit. Issuance of a development permit by a county does not in any way create any rights on the part of the applicant to obtain a permit from a state or federal agency and does not create any liability on the part of the county for issuance of the permit if the applicant fails to obtain requisite approvals or fulfill the obligations imposed by a state or federal agency or undertakes actions that result in a violation of state or federal law. A county may attach such a disclaimer to the issuance of a development permit and may include a permit condition that all other applicable state or federal permits be obtained before commencement of the development. This section does not prohibit a county from providing information to an applicant regarding what other state or federal permits may apply.