PURPOSE: The Metropolitan Planning Organization is a statutory committee created to meet federal requirements for obtaining and expending federal transportation funds. The authority and responsibility of an MPO is for the management of a continuing, cooperative and comprehensive transportation planning process that results in the development of plans and programs which are consistent with the comprehensively planned development of an urbanized area.
CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE: The purpose of the Citizen’s Advisory Committee (CAC) is to seek reaction to planning proposals and to provide comment with respect to concerns of various segments of the population in regard to their transportation needs. It is the function of the CAC to assist the MPO in formulation of goals and objectives for shaping the urban environment; conduct public information programs; provide an effective citizens review of the preliminary findings and recommendations of the continuing study; and assist in other functions as deemed desirable by the MPO or TCC. Citizen appointments to the Citizens Advisory Committee are made by the City Commission.
BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN TASK FORCE: The purpose of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force is to provide input regarding alternate means of transportation in the urban environment. Citizen appointments to the Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force are made by the City Commission representative to the MPO. [F.S. 339.175]