County to hold 2nd ERP public forum

Special to the PRESS

On Dec. 15, Cameron County stakeholders are invited to come to the Cameron County Courthouse to learn more about the state-required Erosion Response Plan (ERP).

By participating in the development of the ERP, landowners, developers and beach lovers will all have a chance to influence the future protection and development of Cameron County beaches.

“This is an important plan and we hope the community will participate in its development,” said County Judge Pete Sepulveda, Jr.  “By law, all coastal counties in Texas must develop an Erosion Response Plan. We want to make sure our plan is in the best interest of all the county’s citizens and that we make the best decisions about our beaches as we move forward,” said Sepulveda.

How should we maintain the beach and dune system in the face of high beach erosion rates? What can be done to combat erosion while still allowing for economic development? What standards should govern future development?  How do we ensure public beach access?

These questions and more will be addressed in the development of the ERP.

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