Officials representing Fargo, Moorhead, Cass and Clay counties, as well as North Dakota Gov. John Hoeven and U.S. Sen. Byron Dorgan, made their case for a North Dakota diversion Sunday afternoon to one of the key deciders in how much help the area will get in building a flood diversion.
Fargo and Cass County officials will be going eyeball-to-eyeball to determine which government will be the North Dakota sponsor for a Red River diversion channel. Fargo Mayor Dennis Walaker and Cass County Commissioner Scott Wagner debated the issue Thursday at a meeting of the Metro Flood Study Work Group.
Fargo and Cass County officials said Wednesday that they are exploring the idea of a new half-cent sales tax to help cover the local share of a diversion, but they stressed much discussion must occur before any plan is put before voters.
From members of Congress to city and county officials in the Fargo-Moorhead area, the mantra is the same: A local consensus will be reached by Dec. 1 on what type of flood-protection project should be built — and where. But what does a consensus mean, and who will do the deciding?
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