Kenai City Council Asks BOF To Rescind Decision To Move 2020 UCI Meeting

first_imgThe resolution states that rescinding the decision to move the Upper Cook Inlet 2020 Finfish meeting will help restore the public’s trust in the Board of Fisheries and their processes. The meeting location has been a controversial topic for many years. Many local residents and businesses of the Kenai Peninsula depend on, participate in, and are otherwise affected by decisions made by the Board of Fisheries with regard to subsistence fisheries, sport fisheries, commercial fisheries, personal use fisheries, and conservation measures in Upper Cook Inlet and have expressed the desire to host the meetings where a majority of the stakeholders are. The City of Kenai joins the City of Soldotna, and the Kenai Peninsula Borough who have submitted similar requests to the BOF. In March 2018, the board voted to hold the UCI area meeting on the Kenai Peninsula. The vote taken last month was a reversal of that decision. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai City Council is encouraging the Board of Fisheries to rescind their January 18, decision to move the Upper Cook Inlet 2020 Finfish meeting to Anchorage due to the lack of adequate public notice and process.center_img The Kenai City Council approved a resolution, at their meeting on Wednesday, to submit a formal request to the Board of Fisheries asking them to rescind their decision to move the meeting. Kenai Mayor Brian Gabriel: “Kenai administration, Soldotna, and the Kenai Peninsula Borough submitted RC’s, recorded comments, to the board requesting that they not move the meeting location from the Kenai Peninsula. I will point out that there were no RC’s received by the board to advocate for a reconsider vote on that location.”  Mayor Gabriel: “They need to understand that government bodies need to work in a transparent fashion, and we always talk about this. But, this was certainly not transparent whatsoever.”last_img

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