Hiring former commissioner ‘dead issue’

Published: Friday, December 14, 2012 at 10:51 AM.

Under $5,000, the county would still have to secure the required number of quotes, unless, Novak said, the county could demonstrate a sole source or emergency exemption to those policies.

RESTORE consortium

Yeager reported concerning the most recent meeting of the consortium of 23 counties working together to bring money from RESTORE to the state and counties.

He said a compromise had been reached on the so-called Pot No. 1 under the RESTORE Act, which represents 35 percent of the total fine monies that would be divided among the five impacted states. Under RESTORE, 75 percent of Florida’s share would go to the eight most impacted counties, including Gulf.

The compromise changed how that money would be spent. Originally, the first 10 percent of those funds would be divided under a formula among the eight counties. The compromise changes that percentage to 20 percent, which could mean, based on a final $10 billion fine, another $3-$6 million for the county.

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