The Brevard County Commission will be meeting tomorrow, August 9, to discuss an important proposal for the Indian River Lagoon. The idea involves several Lagoon restoration and improvement projects, all of which hold promise to improve Lagoon conditions.

The "Save the Lagoon Project Plan" would be a 10-year effort which includes muck removal, septic tank removal and conversion, sewer system upgrades, oyster reef restoration, fertilizer management, monitoring, and public education.

Initial costs for the project are in excess of $300 million, which the County proposes to finance either through a local half-cent sales tax increase or a special property tax, either potentially involving County bond issuance. State and federal funds might also be available. If approved by the Commission, Brevard County residents will have the opportunity to vote on a referendum that could be on the November 8 general election ballot.

For CCA members who are interested in attending the Commission meeting, it will be held at 9 a.m. at the Government Center Commission Room, Building C, on Judge Fran Jamieson Way in Viera.