Commissioners Continue Project Selection Discussion, Review Risk-Benefit Analysis
Committee of the Whole: Oct. 13, 2016
At this meeting, staff gave a presentation on the six Direct Component projects received to date (listed in random order).
Two commissioners had not yet submitted their nominations. The presentation consisted of first, an overview of the projects selected and second, the risks versus benefit analysis for each project. Results from the risk analysis process completed by staff were explained. The process involved many different departments and permitting agencies. The results were based off of the applicants' draft conceptual designs, so it was stressed that many of these risks could easily be mitigated once planning and design phases have been implemented.
The board agreed that the risk versus benefit analysis process was successful and provided enough information to select projects. However, until the other two commissioners submitted their projects, they would not be able to move forward. Staff was directed to perform the same analysis on the remaining four projects once they were submitted, then the board would resume discussion on project selection. The goal is to continue the discussion in December, but a date will not be set until after staff receives all of the project nominations.
Once the board of county commissioners selects the projects to receive RESTORE Direct Component funding, the county will draft a Multi-Year Implementation Plan and initiate a 45-day public comment period. Public input will be reviewed and necessary updates will be made before the MYIP is submitted to the U.S. Treasury Department for final review and acceptance.
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