PAR Coastal Project
Safeguarding Coastal Restoration Investments
PAR launched a new initiative providing ongoing fiscal oversight of the state’s spending on coastal restoration and protection and its job impacts. PAR has identified issues concerning fiscal policy, transparency and the decision making process but will not cover environmental or engineering evaluations.
The New Louisiana Purchase: Building Trust with Sound Coastal Investment Policies
This report focuses on the financial, budgeting, planning and contracting aspects of state coastal management rather than on environmental issues and specific restoration projects. PAR has ben working with a diverse group of stakeholders to develop this area of research and recommendations, including business, environmental and education groups and government agencies. PAR’s researchers have conducted extensive interviews, document reviews and collaborative forums. This report provides information about many of those stakeholders and their resources available to the public.
As an independent policy group, The Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana (PAR) keeps a watchful eye on the state’s governance and financing of coastal solutions and educates the public about the problems and progress. PAR also works to give citizens the tools they need to understand the issues facing our coast. PAR educational videos, one that explains the how the Master Plan is devised and the other showing how coastal projects are developed and approved, are now available to the public. These succinct videos give citizens an understanding of how key coastal decisions are made.
PAR Recent Commentaries Related to Coastal Funds
Transparency in Coastal Restoration Funding, April 2016
Safeguard Coastal Funding, March 2016
Don’t Raid the Coastal Fund, February 2015
The views and research in these reports are not PAR’s, but are linked as an information service.
Other Resources: Research and Analysis
The Data Center: Coastal Reports
Greater New Orleans, Inc: Analysis of Coastal Restoration Workforce Assets, Challenges, and Opportunities in South Louisiana