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RESOLUTION NO . 2009 — 28 <br /> A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY <br /> COMMISSIONERS OF INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, <br /> FLORIDA, OPPOSING ANY EFFORTS BY THE FLORIDA <br /> LEGISLATURE TO WEAKEN THE GROWTH <br /> MANAGEMENT LAWS OF THE STATE AND OPPOSING <br /> ANY EFFORTS TO DEBILITATE OR ELIMINATE THE <br /> DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS . <br /> WHEREAS , the Department of Community Affairs is the state's land planning <br /> and community development agency; and <br /> WHEREAS , the Department of Community Affairs role is to assist Florida's <br /> communities as they meet the needs of Florida 's ever-expanding population ; and <br /> WHEREAS , the Department of Community Affairs reviews local government <br /> growth plans , ensures that local governments are in compliance with state growth <br /> management laws , provides funding for streets and parks and coordinates the state's <br /> response to hurricanes , wildfires and other emergencies ; and <br /> WHEREAS , the State of Florida implemented growth management laws to <br /> protect the natural resources of the state along with the quality of life for its residents ; <br /> and <br /> WHEREAS, the Florida Legislature is considering legislation that would severely <br /> undermine both the laws that implement growth management in the State as well as the <br /> Agency charged with ensuring compliance with those laws ; and <br /> 1 <br />