February 8, 2012
The Fort Ord Reuse Authority needs more time to finish its job, according to Assemblyman Bill Monning, D-Carmel.
Today, Monning introduced AB 1614, which would extend FORA's sunset date from June 30, 2014 to June 30, 2024. Assemblyman Luis Alejo, D-Watsonville, and Sen. Sam Blakeslee, R-San Luis Obispo, are among the bill's coauthors.
FORA is charged with the recovery and reuse of the former Fort Ord, a 25,000-acre military base that closed in the early 1990s.
“To continue to facilitate the transition of Fort Ord from a military base to land that can be used by civilians we need to continue to remove the military munitions that remain on Fort Ord land. The only way these hazardous contaminants can be removed effectively and safety is through the continuation of FORA,” Monning stated in a press release.