This article summarizes the underlying facts and key legal issues related to the case of Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District and outlines several steps local governments should take to ensure compliance with the Koontz decision.
About the Author
Tyson Smith, AICP
Tyson Smith, Esq., AICP, has over 27 years of experience as a city and county planner, planning consultant, and attorney, focused entirely on land use and community planning. Tyson is a certified mediator and expert at public facilitation and mutual problem solving. His experience is extensive, starting as a county planner in the Florida Keys, and continuing today as a national consultant. Tyson’s practice includes Joint Land Use Studies and JLUS Implementation tools, impact fee programs, growth management, mobility fees, zoning code development, development agreements, and concurrency/APFO planning.