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NAACP, Perdido on RESTORE’s Plate

The Escambia County RESTORE Advisory Committee meets this afternoon. Members will further discuss the body’s bylaws and also hear additional presentations from the community.

Tony McCray will be making a presentation on behalf of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). A second presentation, to be made by Peter King on behalf of the Perdido Key Chamber of Commerce, is also on the agenda.

The local advisory committee was seated by the Escambia County Commission. It is charged with advising the commission on how best to spend the expected funds resulting from the Clean Water Act penalties associated with the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Thus far, most of the presentations made to the committee have come from the local business community. Later this month, committee members will hear from the environmental community.

Today’s RESTORE committee meeting begins at 4 p.m., inside the commission’s chambers at Escambia County’s downtown complex.