County RESTORE committee back in action

Published: Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 10:19 AM.

“It’s a unique piece of legislation,” said Novak. “This has never been done before.”

Once the Treasury has decided on its rules and allocated funds, the RAC can focus on which of the 73 projects will be seen to completion.

The RAC acts as an advisory committee for the Board of County Commissioners, which has the final say on what projects would be funded.

Barring any changes, the feedback would be presented to the BOCC and then be sent on to the Gulf Coast Consortium, of which County Commissioner Warren Yeager is a member.

The Consortium is a public entity created in 2012 by an Inter-local Agreement among Florida's 23 Gulf Coast counties.

The RESTORE Act was passed by the Congress in June 2012 and signed into law by the President in of the same year.

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