Hillsborough's Growth Management Director on SB 360 listen07/14/09 Mitch E. Perry
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Over the weekend, there were published reports about some uncertainty about the interpretation of Senate Bill 360, the controversial growth-management bill signed by Governor Charlie Crist last month.
The Tampa Tribune reports that Department of Community Affairs Secretary Tom Pelham has said that the lawâ€™s language allows cities and counties to continue requiring builders to pay for their transportation impacts.
The Tribune quotes the billâ€™s sponsor in the Senate, Bradentonâ€™s Mike Bennett, as saying that Pelham is exceeding his authority and trying to exert state control over a local matter.
Peter Aluotto is the director of Planning and Growth Management for Hillsborough County. WMNF spoke with him and asked what he believes the law calls for now.