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Indian River Lagoon funding proposal submitted by the Citizen Oversight Committee. Brevard County Commissioners may modify the proposal on Tuesday.

Brevard County Commission To Choose Lagoon Tax Funding Priorities On Tuesday

BREVARD COUNTY, Florida – Brevard County residents will have an opportunity to voice their opinions on which projects should receive funding priority from the Indian River Lagoon half-cent sales tax at the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday.

The lagoon budget is being heavily revised because the projected revenue from the half-cent sales tax has increased from $302.9 million to $421.8 million.

The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. on on February 12, 2019, in the Commission Chambers, Building C, first floor, of the Brevard County Government Center located at 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way in Viera, Florida.

The 2019 Update to the Save Our Indian River Lagoon Project Plan reapportions funds between project types, most notably a $30 million increase for human waste related projects, a $27 million increase for stormwater projects, and a $37 million decrease for muck removal projects offset by a $21 million increase to provide interstitial water treatment for all dredging projects.

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