For Immediate Release: August 12, 2008
Contact: Chris Macaluso
WEDNESDAY'S EMERGENCY CPRA MEETING MOVED TO NEW ORLEANS
The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority will conduct an emergency public meeting at the University of New Orleans Wednesday to approve hurricane protection and coastal restoration projects to be built using the $300 million in surplus funds provided by the state legislature and Governor Bobby Jindal in this year's second special session.
The meeting is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. and will be held at UNO at the Homer L. Hitt Alumni Center's 2nd floor ballroom located at 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans, La. 70148.
A map of the UNO Campus can be viewed at the following link:
The meeting information is listed below:
COASTAL PROTECTION AND RESTORATION AUTHORITY
The meeting of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority has been scheduled for:
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Homer L. Hitt Alumni Center
University of New Orleans
2nd Floor Ballroom
2000 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans, La. 70148
If you need additional information, please call Chris Macaluso in The Governor's Office of Coastal Activities at (225) 342-3968 or email at email@example.com
The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority's mandate is to develop, implement and enforce a comprehensive coastal protection and restoration master plan. For the first time in Louisiana's history, this single state authority will integrate coastal restoration and hurricane protection by marshalling the expertise and resources of the Department of Natural Resources, the Department of Transportation and Development, and other state agencies, to speak with one clear voice for the future of Louisiana's coast. Working with federal, state and local political subdivisions, including levee districts, the CPRA will work to establish a safe and sustainable coast that will protect our communities, the nation's critical energy infrastructure, and our bountiful natural resources for generations to come. The CPRA of Louisiana was established by Act 8 of the 1st Extraordinary Session of 2005.