Home Rule Approved

Voter Approved On Tuesday, November 2, 2004!

Amendment 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]

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

   
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Establish and Preserve the Rural Area
ESTABLISH & PRESERVE THE RURAL AREA

   
 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Icon Arrow2 Tiny Home Rule Amendment Slideshow Presentation (PDF) [2.5MB]
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Icon Arrow2 Tiny BCC Home Rule Charter Agenda Item (PDF) [1.5MB]
Icon Arrow2 Tiny Minutes and Video of BCC Meeting Concerning Home Rule Charter Amendment
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Icon Arrow2 Tiny Map of Special Area Boundaries (PDF) [376KB]
   
 
RECREATIONAL RESOURCES IN THE RURAL AREA

Wilderness Areas

Parks and Trails
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Black Hammock Wilderness Area

Icon Arrow2 Tiny C.S. Lee Park
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Chuluota Wilderness Area

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Geneva Wilderness Area

Icon Arrow2 Tiny Lake Mills Park
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Lake Jesup Wilderness

Icon Arrow2 Tiny Little Big Econ State Forest
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Lake Proctor Wilderness Area

Icon Arrow2 Tiny Mullet Lake Park
   
 
ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES IN THE RURAL AREA
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Icon Arrow2 Tiny Seminole County Watershed Atlas (St. Johns River Watershed Information)
Icon Arrow2 Tiny American Heritage River Website (St. Johns River Information)
Icon Arrow2 Tiny Florida Department of Environmental Protection Middle St. Johns Basin Study (Search Page for 'Middle St. Johns River')