On Tuesday March 6, 2018 the Board of County Commissioners approved transmitting the draft 2040 Comprehensive Plan to the state and designated review agencies for comment. The Comprehensive Plan provides guidelines for how a county grows and develops over a number of years. Commissioners had delayed sending the document to the state in order to give the Hernando County Business Alliance an opportunity to work with the county and school district on specific changes to some of the elements. They recommended quite a few changes to the public school facilities element, dealing with capacity determination.
Commissioner Allocco stated, “Thank you all for the way you’ve worked together and the input from all the rest of the board on this. Again it’s not going to be perfect. There’s always going to be complaints and changes that will have to be made, but I appreciate you working with us, Ron (Assistant County Administrator Ron Pianta) and Omar (County Planner Omar De Pablo) and those of you who are regulars who have emailed and called… It’s too big of a document for each one of us to have gotten through it on our own.”