A national organization that co-signed New Jersey Future’s comments on the draft plan for the next round of federal Sandy aid emphasizes why robust risk assessments must be included in how aid is distributed.
Advocates Call for Valid Risk Assessment, Mitigation Planning in State’s Draft Post-Sandy Action PlanWednesday, March 5th, 2014
New Jersey Future calls for more emphasis on planning, transparency and risk assessment in the new Sandy Action Plan, saying to do less wastes taxpayer funds.
A new documentary explores the complex issues surrounding development along our increasingly vulnerable coastlines.
New York’s plan allocates significantly more funding than New Jersey’s to local planning in order to foster comprehensive risk analysis for recovery investments.
In the key areas of infrastructure, planning and transparency, the state’s proposed Action Plan amendment is neither broad enough nor specific enough to honor taxpayers’ investment in New Jersey’s post-Sandy recovery.
A series of public workshops and an online feedback tool ask residents to indicate their priorities for how best to rebuild the inland Raritan Bay and Jersey Shore areas after Hurricane Sandy.
UPDATED WITH NEW DATE for third hearing: Three public hearings are scheduled to solicit public comment on the newly released Sandy Recovery Action Plan. An informational webinar will offer strategies for effective testimony.
The Christie administration’s newly released draft plan for disbursement of an additional $1.46 billion in Sandy recovery assistance is a step forward in some ways, but misses other key issues.
The U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the 10 finalist projects in its Rebuild by Design competition.
The new HUD Sandy funding notice focuses on infrastructure and requires forward-looking risk assessments, including considerations of climate change.