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Sanford, FL 32771
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Home Rule Approved

Voter Approved On Tuesday, November 2, 2004!

Ballot BoxAmendment To The Seminole County Home Rule Charter Which Establishes A Rural Area And Preempts Municipal Comprehensive Land Use Authority Within The Rural Area.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

"maintain a consistent policy for the Rural Area...one governing body to have final authority..."

The amendment establishes within the Home Rule Charter a rural boundary, defines rural lands and provides authority to amend the boundary and land use designations within the rural area to the Board of County Commissioners. This means that the Seminole County Board of County Commissioners has final decision making power on land use amendments on all lands within the rural area as established by this amendment whether located in unincorporated Seminole County or within any of the cities. The intent of the amendment is to maintain a consistent policy for the Rural Area by designating one governing body to have final authority on proposed land use changes and development within the rural area.

An informative single page handout of the Home Rule Amendment issue is useful for printing and sharing. Home Rule Amendment Handout - 11"x17" (PDF) [203KB]

Common QuestionsFrequently Asked Questions are available to give you straight-forward answers to common questions about the Home Rule Charter Amendment.

   
Cross Seminole Trail Map
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Establish and Preserve the Rural Area
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Home Rule Amendment Slideshow Presentation (PDF) [2.5MB]
BCC Home Rule Charter Agenda Item (PDF) [1.5MB]
Minutes and Video of BCC Meeting Concerning Home Rule Charter Amendment
County Home Rule Charter
Map of Special Area Boundaries (PDF) [376KB]
   
RECREATIONAL RESOURCES IN THE RURAL AREA
Parks and Trails
Black Hammock Wilderness Area C.S. Lee Park
Chuluota Wilderness Area Florida National Scenic Trail
Geneva Wilderness Area Lake Mills Park
Lake Jesup Wilderness Little Big Econ State Forest
Mullet Lake Park
   
ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES IN THE RURAL AREA
Seminole County Watershed Atlas (St. Johns River Watershed Information)
American Heritage River Website (St. Johns River Information)
Florida Department of Environmental Protection Middle St. Johns Basin Study