COOS BAY -- The two remaining Bay Area Enterprise Zone sponsors will decide Tuesday whether to become members of the South Coast Community Foundation.

After the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay board of commissioners' unanimous approval March 19 and the North Bend City Council's unanimous approval Tuesday, the Coos Bay City Council and Coos County Board of Commissioners will meet this Tuesday to round out the vote.

For the foundation to move forward, each of the four enterprise zone sponsors needs to become a member of the foundation, the nonprofit organization established to manage half of the community service fees the Jordan Cove Energy Project would pay if it gets federal and state permits and if it receives a long-term property tax exemption.

Each zone sponsor's vote also includes inducting Bill Lansing, Joanne Verger and John Whitty as the initial foundation directors; ratifying the foundation's updated bylaws; and appointing a citizen to serve alongside the three initial directors.

The county commissioners will meet at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. The Coos Bay councilors will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

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