Supes to Decide CREF Fund Allotments

The Board of Supervisors on 2/18 listened to presentations from about a dozen area programs and organizations hoping to receive chunks of the county’s $681,000 Coastal Resource Enhancement Fund (CREF), which awards grants from fees paid by oil and gas companies to projects that are coastal-related and benefit the public. The county received 17 grant applications for a total of $2 million; county staff recommended the approval of 11 of those applications. Final decisions will be made on 3/4.

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