Community Budget Issue Requests - Tracking Id #2313
Destin Emergency Operations Center
Requester: Mayor Ctaig Barker Organization: City of Destin
Project Title: Destin Emergency Operations Center Date Submitted 1/10/2007 1:56:06 PM
Sponsors: Coley
Statewide Interest:
HIS CAPITOL O=project by a local government will serve anunmet, documented need of a region and has tangible support of citizens, government officials, and emergency first responder agencies, including the sheriff, fire district and county emergency operations.
Recipient: City of Destin   Contact: Lindey Chabot  
  4200 Two Trees Rd   Contact Phone: (850) 837-4244  
  Destin 32541   Contact email:
Counties: Okaloosa
Gov't Entity: Yes Private Organization (Profit/Not for Profit):  
Project Description:
A 30,400 sq. ft. full service emergency operations center hardened to withstand Category 5 hurricane conditions for the staging of first responders and their equipment and vehicles for post disaster services/assistance to 40% of population south of Choctawhatchee Bay in Okaloosa and Walton Counties who historically do not evacuate prior to a major hurricane. (First responders currently have to evacuate their personnel, vehicles, and equipment north of Choctawhatchee Bay in categories 3-5.)
Is this a project related to a federal or state declared disaster? No
Measurable Outcome Anticipated:
Immediate response and preservation of life, safety, and welfare at the "all clear" of 40% of population south of the Choctawhatchee Bay in Okaloosa and Walton Counties following a major disaster.
Amount requested from the State for this project this year: $6,000,000
Total cost of the project: $10,000,000
Request has been made to fund: Construction
What type of match exists for this project? Local, Private
  Cash Amount $   In-kind Amount $4,000,000
Was this project previously funded by the state?   No
Is future-year funding likely to be requested?   No
Was this project included in an Agency's Budget Request?   No
Was this project included in the Governor's Recommended Budget? No
Is there a documented need for this project? Yes
  Documentation: Okaloosa County 2005 Local Mitigation Strategy Section 6.3A Identification of Mitigation Action
Was this project request heard before a publicly noticed meeting of a body of elected officials (municipal, county, or state)?   Yes
  Hearing Body: Destin City Council
Is this a water project as described in Section 403.885, Laws of Florida?   No