Planning board training mandated on sea-level rise

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY has approved, and presented to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, legislation that will require local planning boards and commissions to undergo annual training on the implications of sea-level rise and the effect of development on flood plains. / COURTESY JACK NEWTON
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY has approved, and presented to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, legislation that will require local planning boards and commissions to undergo annual training on the implications of sea-level rise and the effect of development on flood plains. / COURTESY JACK NEWTON
PROVIDENCE – Legislation approved by the General Assembly and presented to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo will require local planning boards and commissions to undergo annual training on the implications of sea-level rise and the effect of development on flood plains. The new training requirement was in legislation initially sponsored by Rep. Lauren H. Carson, D-Newport,…

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