A Resolution of the Homer City Council Encouraging the Selection of Homer as the Site of an Alaskan Maritime Academy. Hogan.
CITY OF HOMER
A RESOLUTION OF THE HOMER CITY COUNCIL ENCOURAGING THE SELECTION OF HOMER AS THE SITE OF AN ALASKAN MARITIME ACADEMY.
WHEREAS, The City of Homer is an important Port City with a rich maritime heritage; and
WHEREAS, A large segment of the region’s employment is based on seafaring activity; and
WHEREAS, The State of Alaska has more miles of coastline than the rest of the nation combined; and
WHEREAS, Stability and growth of our maritime industry is an important segment of our national security; and
WHEREAS, The Governor of the State of Alaska under the provisions of AS 44.99.006 may enter into an agreement with the Federal Maritime Administration to provide for an Alaskan Maritime Academy; and
WHEREAS, The City of Homer has an inventory of land available for development in the area of its port.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Homer City Council requests that the Governor select Homer as the site of an Alaskan Maritime Academy.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that upon the Governor’s selection of Homer as the site of the academy, the Mayor of the City of Homer shall appoint a task force of citizens to facilitate the establishment of the Academy.
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the Homer City Council this ________ day of ___________________, 2010.
CITY OF HOMER
JAMES C. HORNADAY, MAYOR
JO JOHNSON, CMC, CITY CLERK
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