Coastal Management, Capital Projects on Full Assembly Agenda

Jennifer Canfield/KMXT

The agenda for tonight’s Kodiak Island Borough Assembly meeting is rather lengthy. Three resolutions are up for voting and two ordinances will be introduced. There are a few zoning items on the agenda, but the assembly will mostly be focused on getting ready for the 2012 legislative session which starts on the 17th.

The star of tonight’s meeting will likely be a resolution in support of the Alaska Coastal Management Program Initiative. The state’s coastal management program ceased to exist after July 1st of last year because the governor’s office and the state house couldn’t come to an agreement with the state senate on how the program should operate. Statewide, petitioners are working to collect 26,000 signatures to get the initiative on next fall’s general election ballot. Kodiak Island Borough Mayor Jerome Selby is one of the prime sponsors behind the initiative push.

Also on tonight’s agenda is an amendment to an ordinance that would allow the borough to appropriate funds in support of the initiative.

The assembly will also vote on resolutions that finalize the 2012 capital improvements priority lists for both state and federal funding and will identify priorities for 2013 federal funding.

The meeting takes place in the borough assembly chambers at 7:30 p.m. and will be broadcast live here on KMXT.

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