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State to hold public hearing on flood mitigation funds

Hearing set for Thursday
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Posted at 1:56 PM, Sep 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-17 14:56:35-04

State officials are asking for public input on $1.2 billion earmarked for flood mitigation.

A public hearing is set for Thursday at 1 p.m. in the City-Parish Council Auditorium on University Avenue in Lafayette.

The Louisiana Office of Community Development has $1.2 billion in Community Development Block Grant Mitigation funds, and must gather public input before it is spent. The plan includes proposed projects, data collection, modeling and policy measures that advance the long-term resilience objectives of the Louisiana Watershed Initiative. To read more about that, click here.

The meeting will be livestreamed on the Louisiana Watershed Initiative's Facebook page here.

Gov. John Bel Edwards established the Council on Watershed Management in 2018, which serves as the coordinated, interagency organization at the state level for watershed-based flood risk reduction. The Louisiana Watershed Initiative serves as the Council's programmatic arm under which all related efforts operate.