The Volusia County Republican Party in an email reported,
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis made his third visit to Daytona Beach Shores since the devastation wreaked by hurricanes Ian and Nicole to announce a $100 million dollar commitment to fund projects to restore and protect the beaches. $37.6 million of that allocation will go to Volusia County which will also received $20 million to replace sand on the eroded shoreline.
The Governor presented a $37.6 million check to fund beach and shoreline property restoration projects in Volusia County. That’s a large portion of the $100 million allocated for 16 Florida counties by a special session of the Florida State Legislature.
He’s also providing $20 million dollars to replace sand that was eroded away by the fierce assaults of the two storms.
The Governor was joined by Rep. Cory Mills, Florida House Speaker Paul Renner, Volusia County Council Vice Chair Danny Robins, Volusia County Council District 2 member Matt Reinhart, & County Manager George Rechtenwald.
Also attending were Edgewater Mayor Diezel Depew, New Smyrna Beach Mayor Fred Cleveland, Port Orange Mayor Don Burnette, Ponce Inlet Mayor Lois Paritsky, Daytona Beach Shores Mayor Nancy Miller, Daytona Beach Mayor Derek Henry and Holly Hill Mayor Chris Via among others.
The Governor delivered his good news at the Dunlawton Beach approach with a storm-wrecked beach facility as the backdrop.
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