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Ketchikan hosts Coastal Zone program hearing

krbd.org
by Leila Kheiry
July 25, 2012 5:36 PM
On Wednesday, the Coastal Zone Management tour came to Ketchikan. It was the ninth stop for a series of statewide hearings to gather public comment on the Coastal Zone Management initiative that will be on the Aug. 28th primary ballot.

The hearing was run by Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell, who started the proceedings with an overview, including an analysis of the bill and an estimate of what the resulting coastal zone program would cost the state.
”The program creates a coastal policy board. That board would have 13 members appointed by the governor. Nine of those members would come from coastal areas,” he sais. “Nine coastal districts of approximately 27 approved coastal districts would select three nominees to send to the governor, and the governor would select nine members from those coastal areas. In addition to that, commissioners of commerce, fish and game, environmental conservation and natural resources would serve on the coastal policy board.”

Treadwell said the measure would cost an estimated $5.4 million a year, which... (audio/text) http://www.krbd.org/2012/07/25/state-czm-hearing-comes-to-ketchikan/