Jessica Cejnar Andrews / Monday, May 13 @ 10:40 a.m. / Economy, Local Government

Del Norte Supervisors to Weigh In On Tri-Agency's Future

Del Norte County supervisors will discuss the future of the Tri-Agency Economic Authority Board on Tuesday.

Supervisors will be asked to decide whether the joint powers authority’s board of directors should hold a joint meeting with the county, the Crescent City Council and the Crescent City Harbor District Board of Commissioners. At that meeting, the Tri-Agency’s member agencies will discuss whether the JPA should be dissolved.

If the Board of Supervisors does not agree to hold a joint meeting, they’ll be asked to vote on initiating the Tri-Agency’s dissolution, according to their Tuesday agenda packet.

That initiation would come in the form of a letter from Del Norte County counsel to the City Council and Harbor Board of Commissioners. The letter would propose splitting into equal thirds the Tri-Agency’s outstanding legal expenses as well as expenses incurred from dissolving the JPA, according to the agenda packet.

The Tri-Agency’s potential dissolution came before the JPA board at its May 2 meeting. Though board members decided that a joint meeting of the city, county and harbor was necessary to decide whether the Tri-Agency should continue, they voted to return the $30,000 and $10,000 contributions Crescent City and the Harbor District had made for fiscal year 2023-24.

Del Norte County had already asked for its $70,000 contribution to the Tri-Agency back, Crescent City Mayor Blake Inscore told the Wild Rivers Outpost on May 3.

According to Inscore, offshore wind energy development is the big point of contention among the Tri-Agency’s member agencies.

The Del Norte County Board of Supervisors will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Flynn Center, 981 H Street in Crescent City. The agenda packet and staff reports are available by clicking here. The meeting will be streamed live on You Tube.


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