BOCC, Port Authority agree on additional loan

Published: Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 09:53 AM.

“We need to focus on being a port instead of spending time wondering where we are going to get more money,” Costin said.

His motion died for lack of a second.

The vote to accept the county’s initial offer was 3-1, as was the vote to ask for an additional: Rish voted no on both motions.

Raffield continually came back to a central point; this was not just about the Port Authority but about jobs, the community, the county and the region.

“This isn’t about us,” he said. “This is about the bigger picture. This isn’t just about helping out the port; it is about helping the county and the whole region.

“How much of that (economic development money) is coming to the Port Authority, if any at all, because if you are in the process of putting together a budget for economic development there is nothing more important for economic development than the port.”

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