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CPRA Holding Community Conversations/Dinner Meetings in October for Coastal Master Plan Update

October 2, 2016 11:00 AM
The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) will be holding several "Community Conversations" dinner meetings this month for the public to provide valuable input to the upcoming release of the 2017 Coastal Master Plan draft update. 
These meetings are being held before the release of the updated draft in January in order to update the public on the State's coastal planning process and to receive valuable feedback to consider as the draft continues to be developed. The Community Conversation meetings will begin with an open house in which citizens can engage with CPRA team members and ask questions. CPRA will then give a brief presentation about the development process for the Master Plan as well as developing the updated draft plan. The public can then engage in round table discussions with other community members. CPRA will be listening to these discussions for consideration in the development of the draft plan.
The official draft plan for 2017 will be released in early January for formal public review. Following its release will be public hearings to receive official public comments. 
These community conversations are important for CPRA to hear BEFORE release of the draft plan so that public concerns and comments can be considered during the development process. 
The following meetings in October will be available for you to attend and be part of the development of the draft plan:

Tuesday, October 4: Buras
Buras Community Center, 36342 Highway 11

ThursdayOctober 6: Dulac
Dulac Community Center, 125 Coast Guard Rd, Dulac

Wednesday, October 12:  Lake Charles
Lake Charles Civic Center, 900 Lakeshore Dr, Lake Charles

Thursday, October 13Larose
Larose Civic Center, 307 E 5th St, Larose

Tuesday October 18: Lafitte
Lafitte Multipurpose Center, 4917 City Park Dr; Lafitte

Wednesday, October 19New Orleans
Dillard University PSB, 2601 Gentilly Boulevard, New Orleans 
Events will include dinner, provided by Restore or Retreat, and an open house for residents to learn more and provide valuable input into the 2017 Coastal Master Plan. RSVP: ROR.RSVP@GMAIL.COM


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