OEA’s Compatible Use Program promotes cooperative planning efforts among military installations, ranges, and military training corridors and surrounding communities. Technical and financial assistance is provided to State and local governments to plan and implement a Joint Use Study (JLUS), a strategic plan with specific implementation actions to ensure civilian growth and development are compatible with vital training, testing, and other military operations. The JLUS process promotes and enhances civilian and military communication and collaboration, serves as a catalyst to sustain the military mission, and promotes public health, safety, quality of life, and economic viability of a region.
Local Redevelopment Authorities (LRAs) Information
At the core of any BRAC transition process is the Local Redevelopment Authority (LRA). The LRA serves as a coordinating body for the community and is responsible for preparing and implementing the redevelopment plan. Additionally, the LRA works directly with OEA project managers and the military services to help with this process. The LRA is also the single community point of contact for all matters relating to the closure or realignment.
Successful transition requires strong, effective local leadership; it requires that local officials —both elected representatives and non-elected leaders —take charge of the process. The effects of base realignment, closure, or growth are felt most strongly at the local level; thus, the response from the local community is most important.
Conceptual Structure and Composition of an LRA
OEA recognizes that each community LRA should be established and aligned to face the needs of the local community. There is no template for the composition and organization of an LRA, but the chart below shows the conceptual structure and composition of an LRA.