For Immediate Release: Jan. 7, 2007
Contact: Chris Macaluso
CPRA Conducting 2009 Annual Plan Public Meetings in January
The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority will conduct a series of public meetings across South Louisiana from Tuesday, Jan. 15 through Wednesday, Jan. 30 to gather input and comments regarding the Fiscal Year 2009 Annual Coastal Protection and Restoration Plan.
All public comments will be reviewed and considered before the plan is submitted to the Louisiana Legislature for approval during the 2008 Regular Legislative Session.
The schedule of meetings is as follows:
Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008. 3 p.m.
809 Kirby St.
Lake Charles, La. 70601
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008. 3 p.m.
Lindy Boggs Conference Center
CERM Building, UNO Campus
2045 Lakeshore Dr., Room 256
New Orleans, La. 70122
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008. 3 p.m.
Vermillion Parish Library
405 E. Saint Victor St.
Abbeville, La. 70510
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008. 3 p.m.
Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government
Government Tower Building
Council Meeting Room, 2nd floor
8026 Main St.
Houma, La. 70360
Comments can also be made by phone by calling the CPRA's Michele Deshotels at (225) 342-5175 or by email at Michele.firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the Fiscal Year 2009 Annual Coastal Protection and Restoration Plan or the CPRA, please contact Chris Macaluso in the Governor's Office of Coastal Activities at (225) 342-3968 or by 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.