County to make parkway case to FDOT head

Published: Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 09:26 AM.

Jones said two aspects of the overall case against BP, litigation under the Clean Water Act which will come next year and a settlement of private sector claims were moving ahead.

BP, Jones said, was likely hoping to get those cases “situated” before focusing again on the claims of local governments in the five impacted states.

“It is disappointing (there has been no progress on local government claims), but the positive is Gulf County is not being treated any differently than other local governments,” Jones said. “No local government is having any kind of active discussion with BP.”

The amount the county is seeking is not been made public. The BOCC turned down a settlement offer last year and continued to pursue litigation.

 Pledge of Civility

Commissioners approved, as they did in 2003 and 2011, a proclamation rendering May a month of civility in public discourse.

“This is a good proclamation,” Yeager said.

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