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DEFENSE COMMUNITIES 360

Monterey Officials Indicate Desire to Extend Life of Ft. Ord LRA

  • December 4, 2011
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With the Fort Ord Reuse Authority (FORA) set to expire in 2014, 20 years after it was established by the California legislature, local officials held a public forum last week to discuss the LRA’s future.

Leaders broadly agreed the authority should be extended beyond its June 30, 2014, expiration date, leaving the primary question how to accomplish that and what changes to its governance structure should be considered, reported the Monterey County Herald. Possible options for FORA’s successor include designating its responsibilities to a single entity such as Monterey County, splitting up its duties among multiple jurisdictions or creating a new joint powers authority, according to the story.

If the LRA’s authority isn’t extended by September 2013, a successor would need to complete the state’s protracted Local Agency Formation Commission process, said FORA Executive Officer Michael Houlemard.

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