In 2014 and 2016, the Compact conducted basic surveys of RCAP implementation in which municipalities indicated which recommendations they had completed. The implementation data shown below was self-reported by municipalities for RCAP 1.0 recommendation.
Recommendations Completed By Sweetwater
Sustainable Communities and Transportation
Completed Recommendations (Now Defunct)
Energy and Fuel
Support or facilitate development and distribution of local sources of sustainable fuels and availability of fueling infrastructure. Adopt policies to facilitate the development of locally sourced sustainable alternative fuels, those achieving a reduction in lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions when compared to conventional fossil fuels (including but not limited to waste- based bio-diesel and methane gas from sources like landfills). Include these policies in regional plans and Local Comprehensive Plans. Identify incentives and modify local code to encourage the establishment of a local alternative energy industry.
Support regulatory requirements that provide for ecologically beneficial uses of clean, dredged materials.
Public Outreach and Engagement
Leverage resources for campaign and promotional advertisements by coordinating public transportation messaging in the region to attract non-transit-dependent (choice) riders. Messages should focus on making riding transit “cool.”
Deploy social media applications, to facilitate use of transit including access to real-time information such as arrival times.
Public Policy Advocacy
Urge Congress to pass legislation that would create a permanent funding source to finance infrastructure projects to adapt to the impacts of climate change with emphasis on investments in areas such as water management, water supply, transportation and other projects that serve to reduce risks to urban infrastructure from extreme weather events and rising sea levels.
Advocate to interests in Tallahassee for the preservation of the authority and resource capacity of the Water Management Districts in support of their continued participation in integrated water resource planning, particularly in southeast Florida where climate change and sea level rise pose additional challenges to the complex issues of alternative water supply development, Everglades restoration, salt water abatement, and drainage and flood control operations.