Residents Have Opportunity to Argue 'For' and 'Against' Coastal Management

Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell will hold 10 hearings across the state of Alaska to hear arguments for and against the Coastal Management Initiative.

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by BECKY BOHRER, Associated Press

Reporters got a preview of an upcoming series of hearings on a ballot measure that would re-establish a coastal management program in Alaska.

The news conference, called by Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell to
explain the hearing process, featured arguments for and against the
initiative - arguments expected to be delivered during each of 10
scheduled hearings on the proposal.

The initiative is the first to fall under a state law requiring
at least eight hearings up to 30 days before the election that will
decide the initiative, with pro and con positions given.

Treadwell has scheduled 10 hearings around the state next month,
which he plans to run like a legislative hearing, with a summary of
the proposal and its cost provided, and the public given an
opportunity to speak.

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