The Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission is an independent agency that provides the citizens of Plant City, Temple Terrace and Tampa in Florida with a vision to improve the quality of life. It promotes and coordinates the involvement of citizens in long-range planning, growth management, transportation and environmental protection. The Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission makes recommendations to the local jurisdictions. It offers services in the areas of land use, urban design, capital improvements, utilities, research and analysis, and community and neighborhood planning. The planning commission publishes a newsletter that includes data and articles on the community. It also administers the Community Design Awards program, which recognizes excellence in landscape architecture, environmental sensitivity and architectural design in building and development projects throughout Hillsborough County in Florida. In addition, the Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission provides administrative and professional support services to the Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board (TDCB) and the Hillsborough River Interlocal Planning Board & Technical Advisory Council.