Regional Resiliency Action Plan
Regional Action Plan
The Tampa Bay Resilience Coalition Memorandum of Understanding tasks members with developing a Regional Resiliency Action Plan (RRAP). The MOU states that the Plan “shall include strategies for coordinated regional preparation for and adaption to a rapidly changing global environment based on mapping of projected sea-level rise and resulting amplification of localized impacts of hurricanes and tropical storms, and which shall identify funding strategies at the local, state and federal levels for mitigation and adaptation actions to deal with those impacts.”
Science Based The Regional Resiliency Action Plan will include strategies and actions that are based on sound science and technical data. The planning team will work together to identify experts for guidance and will use the regional recognized sea-level rise projections as produced by the Tampa Bay Climate Science Advisory Panel to assess sea-level rise vulnerability, inform planning efforts, and provide guidance on what sea-level rise projections should be incorporated into local planning efforts.
Community Involvement The Regional Resiliency Action Plan process will recognizing the importance of involvement by all members of the community. The Coalition Members will engage and involve local businesses, organizations, associations and individuals in developing policies and recommendations which will have the support and commitment of community members and organizations. Community involvement is essential for successful implementation.
Provide Input on draft document:
- Provide input on Chapter 3 “People” Goals/Objectives/Actions
- Provide input on Land Use and Housing Goals/Objectives/Actions
- Provide input on Ecosystems and Infrastructure Goals/Objectives/Actions
- Provide input on Transportation Goals/Objectives/Actions
- Provide input on Chapter 5 “Prosperity” Goals/Objectives/Actions
- Provide input on Clean Energy Objectives/Actions
|Meeting Date||Audience||Meeting Topic||Documents|
|October 1st and 2nd||Management Planning Committee and Coalition Partners||Review Draft Table of Contents/Outline|
|October 30th||Management Planning Committee and Coalition Partners||Chapter 1 Risks and Future Conditions|
|November 5th||Management Planning Committee and Coalition Partners||Chapter 2: Community Vulnerability|
|December 11th||Management Planning Committee and Coalition Partners||Equity Workshop|
|January 15th||Management Planning Committee||MPC Meeting|
|February 12||Management Planning Committee and Coalition Partners||Chapter 3: People|
|February 19||Management Planning Committee and Coalition Partners||Chapter 4: Place (Land Use and Housing)|
|February 25||Management Planning Committee and Coalition Partners||Chapter 4: Place (Ecosystems and Infrastructure)|
|March 5||Management Planning Committee and Coalition Partners||Chapter 4: Place (Transportation)|
|March 12||Management Planning Committee and Coalition Partners||Chapter 5: Prosperity|
|March 19||Management Planning Committee and Coalition Partners||Clean Energy|
2020 Leadership Summit
At the Resilience Leadership Summit held in January of 2020, the second day’s activities included breakout group discussions to begin prioritizing resiliency actions to be included in the RRAP. The breakout groups were organized by topic area as follows:
- Governance, resilience codes, policy and zoning
- Resilient shorelines and open spaces (from green to gray)
- Water resources
- Clean energy
- Pre-disaster redevelopment/recovery planning
- Infrastructure – stormwater lines, sewer lines, utility lines
- Affordable housing and CRAs
- Community vulnerability, health & wellbeing
- Transportation (systems and infrastructure)
- Municipal finance
- Business/Economic vulnerability and opportunity
- Vulnerability assessments, data
- Other – open for attendees to define
Each group had 60 minutes to discuss and develop a list of potential mitigation and adaptation priorities that a local government can take, and, priorities that should be included in the Regional Action Plan. The groups discussed which risks and hazards will most severely impact their topic and changes over the next 30 years, including but not limited to flooding due to high tide events, flooding due to heavy rains, wave action or storm surge, sea level rise, increased heat and/or sunny day flooding/saltwater intrusion.
Following that meeting, the Management Planning Committee met at Tampa International Airport on January 31 to review and further define key aspects and categories that the Plan should include.
Plan Purpose and Scope
Defining the Purpose and Scope of the Plan:
- Creates a positive aspirational vision of resilient communities –– coastal and inland urban, suburban and rural
- Defines goals, objectives, strategies, actions — local and regional — to support alignment on critical issues
- Considers federal and state planning requirements
- Defines best practices, national metrics, certification programs
- Includes a scorecard
- Develop actionable strategies for the next 5 years.
- Prioritize goals and actions to facilitate forward progress through:
- Ensuring goals are high level to ensure widespread acceptance
- Including a strong focus on risk reduction and adaptation
- Integrating mitigation and sustainability
- Address equity issues throughout the entirety of the document.
Planning Timeline and Meetings
|Phase 1||Phase 2||Phase 3||Phase 4|
|Identifying Planning Priorities
At the 2020 Resiliency Leadership Summit participants identified priorities to include in the plan.
Began January 2020
|Chapter Workshops to Develop Draft Goals and Language
Collaborative development process with cross-disciplinary professionals and private and non-profit sector partners.
Sept. 2020 – Feb. 2021
|Refine Draft Plan and Engage Communities
Conduct local input workshops with Cities and Counties, review sessions at Resilience Summit, expert review meetings and online community engagement.
Feb. – Nov. 2021
Steering Committee reviews final and recommends adoption to TBRPC, cities and counties.
Oct. – Nov. 2021
The Plan will be developed over a 15-month process to effectively engage a diverse audiences throughout region.
Previous Meetings and Documents:
- September 2nd MPC Meeting
- Meeting Summary
- Video Recording
- October 12, 2020 Resilience Coalition Steering Committee Meeting
Presentation (Coming Soon)