DRAFT 2017 Coastal Master Plan and DRAFT FY 2018 Annual Plan Available for Review
The DRAFT 2017 Coastal Master Plan sets an ambitious path to respond to the loss of our coastal land and the threats from storm surge events. The master plan, in its purest sense, is a list of projects that build or maintain land and reduce risk to our communities. For the 2017 Coastal Master Plan, we built on the commitment and knowledge gained from the previous master plans. We used the best available science and engineering to prioritize and sequence projects for implementation. We made it a priority to engage our coastal stakeholders and communities in the planning process, because, in the end, they are part of the solution and the most important reason for preserving this national treasure that is coastal Louisiana.
The DRAFT FY 2018 Annual Plan presents CPRA’s three-year funding outlook and allocation plan to support the implementation of Master Plan projects during FY 2018 – FY 2020.
Public comments may be submitted for each plan now through March 26 through a new online public comment form, via email or regular mail, or in-person at one of four public hearings that will be held this month.
- Submit comments online at coastal.la.gov
- Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Send comments in writing to CPRA, PO Box 44027, Baton Rouge, LA 70804
- Attend a public hearing and provide comments during the public comment period
CPRA will host four formal public hearings to provide coastal Louisiana residents and stakeholders an opportunity to review and comment on the DRAFT 2017 Coastal Master Plan as well as the DRAFT FY 2018 Annual Plan.
The schedule for public hearings is as follows:
January 17, 2017
Lake Charles Civic Center
Jean Lafitte Room
900 Lakeshore Drive
January 18, 2017
Port of New Orleans
1350 Port of New Orleans Place
January 24, 2017
Houma Terrebonne Civic Center
346 Civic Center Boulevard
January 25, 2017
David C. Treen Instructional Technology Center – Conference Center
2024 Livingston Street
All four public hearings will include an open house at 3:30 p.m., followed by a presentation and public comment session from 5:30-7:30.
Participants may share their comments verbally or in writing. All comments heard during the public hearings will be recorded by a court reporter. If, because of a disability, you require special assistance to participate, please contact the CPRA Administrative Assistant, at P.O. Box 44027, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-4027 or by telephone at (225) 342-7308, at least five working days prior to the hearing.
Download a flyer for the public hearings here.