Jefferson Parish To Consider A Coastal Management Director

GRETNA, LA (AP) — The Jefferson Parish Council is looking at the idea of creating a department-level position to focus on making sure the parish gets its fair share of revenue for coastal restoration efforts.

         At-Large Councilman Chris Roberts tells The New Orleans Advocate’s Chad Calder he and other council members will introduce such an ordinance at Wednesday's meeting.

         He said the new director of coastal zone management would be the point person in ensuring that the benefits of coastal restoration efforts from all levels of government are maximized for the parish.

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         Roberts says beginning in 2017, the state will begin collecting billions of dollars in federal oil and gas royalties, along with money from another round of BP settlement funding.

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