County: Palm Beach
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 Mangonia Park
Risk Reduction and Emergency Management
Sustainable Communities and Transportation
Completed Recommendations (Now Defunct)
Support regulatory requirements that provide for ecologically beneficial uses of clean, dredged materials.
Public Outreach and Engagement
Initiate a regional public education campaign to educate residents, business owners, policy makers on the merits of preserving open land as an ‘insurance policy’ for adaptation to sea level rise in Southeast Florida.
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
Encourage federal support for research and investigations of potential energy efficiencies in pumping and water treatment processes necessary for meeting energy reduction goals concurrent with a growing reliance on pumps and advanced treatment technologies for drainage and flood control, water production and wastewater operations.
Urge Congress to provide recognition of an “Adaptation Action Area” designation in federal law for the purpose of prioritizing funding for infrastructure needs and adaptation planning, with special attention to modifications in law that enhance funding opportunities through USACE and EPA appropriations processes, as requested by members of Congress.
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.
Urge Congress to pass legislation that removes federal barriers posed by the Federal Housing Finance Agency to Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) residential initiatives that are intended to assist property owners to finance energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements.
Federal Surface Transportation Authorization. Advocate for new authorization of the federal surface transportation programs with increased priority for funding public transit and non- motorized travel and integrated regional and local planning as means to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector. Such a federal program should explicitly incorporate climate change and shift priorities toward programs that encourage reinvestment in existing infrastructure and communities (“fix-it-first” programs), support public transportation and transit-oriented development, and address congestion management through means other than new road building.
Support federal actions to reform transportation models and enhance the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) processes to integrate climate change analysis. The essential purpose of NEPA is to ensure that environmental factors are weighted equally when compared to other factors in the decision making process. NEPA processes are central to highway and transit project investment analysis.
Support and advocate for continued implementation and funding on the state and federal levels for the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) in recognition of the important role of CERP in climate adaptation planning and local water resource management related to regional water storage and aquifer recharge, important under variable climate conditions and sea level rise.
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.
Sustainable Communities and Transportation
Coordinate initiatives with those of the seven- county Southeast Florida Prosperity Plan, known as Seven50, to maximize the opportunities presented as Seven50 is developed (e.g. sharing data and analysis; participating in alternative future scenario planning; engaging a myriad of public, private and civic partners) and actively engage in Seven50 implementation efforts, designed to address the following Livability Principles: Provide more transportation choices Promote equitable, affordable housing Enhance economic competitiveness Support existing communities Coordinate policies and leverage investment Value communities and neighborhoods Enhance community resiliency to the impacts of Climate Change