Congressman Turner informed community leaders participating in the Coalition’s annual Washington fly-in on April 1st of his intent to undertake a review of the process.
“The current PDAC process allows a broad coalition of public and private leaders to speak with one voice,” said Rep. Turner. “The current PDAC review process could be a model for other regions, but as a community, we should always look for increased transparency and grassroots support and advocacy for the process. The panel review will ensure the Dayton region has an open, region-wide evaluation for projects seeking state or federal support.”
“I applaud Congressman Turner for his request of a review panel for the PDAC process,” said Phil Parker, President and CEO of the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce. “We have a process that works and as a community we need to strengthen and defend the process. I look forward to beginning work on the review.”
The panel will identify ways to:
- Increase accountability of the funding recipient;
- Increase transparency and community participation in the project selection process;
- Enhance mechanisms for advocating and validating project requests.
Congressman Turner today sent a letter to community leaders involved in establishing the region’s federal funding priorities to request a review of the PDAC process.