A three-letter acronym is stirring up a hornet’s nest, as the Brevard County Commission and county management start to put together a budget for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1.
The acronym CRA — which stands for community redevelopment agency — has been a topic of debate for some time. But, with two new members of the County Commission who have concerns about CRAs, the debate is likely to get more intense, including at a county workshop scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday.
There will be lots of specifics discussed at that workshop.
But, if you are unfamiliar with the topic, this primer has 10 things you should know about CRAs:
What’s a CRA?
A community redevelopment agency is a special funding district “created for the special purpose of promoting and facilitating the redevelopment of areas designated as having slum and blight,” Satellite Beach City Manager Courtney Barker said in a presentation on the topic.
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