controversy over a letter written by the Kodiak Island Borough mayor last fall
has resurfaced in the form of an ordinance which will be considered by the
borough assembly tonight (Thursday).
Island Borough Assembly will hear in first reading an ordinance that would
require assembly discussion or approval before the mayor can speak on behalf of
include any written or electronic communications or giving testimony before any
legislative or regulatory body.
ordinance is an outgrowth of a controversy over a letter written by borough
mayor Jerome Selby in September to the North Pacific Fishery Management
Council. The letter objecting to a proposal shutting down local trawlers in
areas where others where hoping to protect tanner crab populations. The letter was
written on behalf of the assembly and the community as a whole.
assembly later rescinded the letter citing that members had not been consulted
beforehand regarding the mayor taking the controversial position.
considered in first reading means that if approved tonight, the measure must
return for a second reading and public hearing at a future assembly meeting.
ordinance on tonight's assembly agenda is one that is returning for its second
reading-and possible passage. This one would rezone a parcel of land at the corner
of Rezanof and Woodland Drive
from rural residential to business use.
business, the Kodiak
High School renovation
project will take a big step forward if a proposed contract for architectural
design services is awarded.
assembly meets at 7:30 in the Borough Assembly Chambers.
broadcast the meeting live.