TO: Mayor Wythe and Homer City Council
FROM: Walt Wrede
DATE: January 18, 2014
SUBJECT: City Representation at Board of Fisheries Meeting
At the last regular meeting, the City Council adopted Resolution 14-019 entitled “ A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF HOMER, ALASKA OPPOSING ALASKA BOARD OF FISHERIES PROPOSALS 138, 139, 140, 142, AND 143 THAT CLOSE OR RESTRICT WATERS OF COOK INLET NEAR HOMER TO COMMERCIAL DRIFT FISHING”.
During discussion, it was noted that these proposals, if adopted, would have a very detrimental impact upon Homer’s commercial salmon fishermen and women, businesses that provide support to the fleet, and the Port and Harbor Enterprise Fund. There was agreement that it was important for the City to have a presence and provide testimony at the Board of Fisheries meetings which begin at the end of January. Council members requested an action item approving such travel for this agenda. The City Manager and/or members of the Port and Harbor Administration are available and prepared to represent the City.
Authorize travel to Anchorage for the City Manager and / or his designee to represent the City at the Board of Fisheries meetings beginning at the end of January.
Fiscal Note: For CM, the cost of travel only. No hotel, vehicle, or per diem required. Two trips likely, estimated airfare cost $600.00.