Mitigation

Flood mitigation priorities to be reassessed

Flood mitigation priorities to be reassessed

When grant money is available for mitigating flood risks in the county, there is a project priority list ready and waiting, but projects to improve persistent flooding in Holley by the Sea (HBTS) are few on the list. Santa Rosa County’s Local Mitigation Strategy board (LMS) meets once a quarter to prioritize these projects, discuss […]

Local-Option Sales Tax on November ballot

Local-Option Sales Tax on November ballot

Santa Rosa County Commissioners will again seek a local-option sales tax (LOST) in November to fund the building of a new courthouse on a site that has yet to be determined. The LOST would come on the heels of a gas tax implemented Jan. 1 that brought the taxes paid on gas from 6 cents […]

County sets meetings to update mitigation plans

County sets meetings to update mitigation plans

Santa Rosa County officials are planning two public meetings to aid revision of the county’s local mitigation strategy plan, which is updated every five years. The meetings will also serve to revise the county’s flood mitigation plan. According to the county’s website, the plan, required by the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, addresses natural hazards […]