The West Florida Regional Planning Council has a staff of experts in a variety of fields and a half-century of experience. If you have a project that you need assistance with, let our professionals help. We can provide you with support, information and skills you need on a variety of projects ranging from updating your comprehensive plan to applying for a grant. County and municipal agencies can contract with WFRPC for technical assistance services without going through an RFP process.
Samples of technical assistance services we provide include:
Santa Rosa Island Authority (SRIA) Organizational and Financial Analysis
The Santa Rosa Island Authority (SRIA) contracted with the WFRPC to analyze the existing organizational structure and funding sources to recommend how the SRIA could balance funding received from lease fees and property taxes to maintaining existing levels of service. Since the SRIA was created by the Florida legislature in 1947, the SRIA has been fully funded from lease fees collected from residences and businesses on the beach.
The Organizational and Financial Analysis conducted for the SRIA has been completed. The study represents a detailed organizational and financial analysis associated with the purpose and intent of the SRIA, effectively representing Pensacola Beach. The analysis explores some of the fundamental fiscal purpose, organizational intent, and transactional relationships involved in providing goods and services between Pensacola Beach and Escambia County.
The findings of the analysis indicate Escambia County would be justified in earmarking, allocating, or redistributing available revenue sources totaling, at a minimum, $4 million for the provision of municipal-type services currently being funded by the SRIA. An equitable, fair share redistribution of these revenue sources could result from direct funding, elimination of expenses paid to Escambia County, or sharing in the responsibility for complementary provision of services between Escambia County and the SRIA. This level of commitment for the services provided by the SRIA would allow for the reduction of lease fees on property located on Pensacola Beach.
The SRIA Organizational and Financial Analysis is available here as a PDF for viewing or download. This was a technical assistance project in partnership with our general planning consultant team. For more information regarding the analysis, please contact Vikki Garrett.
South Santa Rosa Bicycle-Pedestrian Plan
The South Santa Rosa Bicycle-Pedestrian Plan technical assistance project is currently in progress for Santa Rosa County and includes such services as:
- Public involvement and marketing (including a social media presence on Facebook, web site, survey, and outreach materials)
- Identification of plan goals and objectives
- Analysis of existing bike-ped facilities
- Identification of a proposed bicycle loop or corridor
- Facility recommendations
- Identification of funding sources
- Download the SSRBPP Final Plan
Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) Committee Services
- Business Disaster Planning
- Plan Updates
- Regional Workshops
- Staffing Services
- Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) and Post Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Grant Assistance.
Parking Strategies as a Catalyst to Economic Development
The City of Pensacola contracted the West Florida Regional Planning Council to conduct a study titled “Parking Strategies as a Catalyst to Economic Development”. The purpose of this report is to study the current parking supply and the existing parking regulations for the downtown Pensacola study area, review best practices from around the country, and project future parking demand in order to support current and future development and businesses.