LBC to Discuss Seldovia Annexation Issue, What do you think?

| December 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

by Jenny Chissus

I received word from Timothy J. Dillon, Seldovia’s city manager, that the meeting date for the next LBC (Local Boundary Commission) meeting was just confirmed, and will be held on January 16, 2014 at 10:00am.   For more information, you can call:  (907) 269-4559   Interested parties can attend in person, or telephonically.

Brent Williams from the Local Boundary Commission wrote:

“An agenda item will be a discussion of Mr. Lethin’s request that the LBC use its constitutional authority to proactively initiate the process of annexing territory to the city, without a petition from the city. The LBC chair added this request as a discussion item to the meeting’s agenda. This will simply be a discussion item at the meeting, not an action item. If you have any questions, please let us know.”

If you were in attendance at the last City Council meeting, you were witness to the many Seldovians who expressed opposition to this idea.  I took note that out of the 30 public folks in attendance, 16 stated verbally that they were opposed to the idea, there wasn’t anyone in the crowd who expressed that they believed it was a good action to take, and three individuals desired to know more prior to making a decision about their position.  As Mayor Gain went down the list of attendees to see if individuals from the public wished to speak, there were 11 folks who stated “No Comment”.

Numerous members of the public expressed that they didn’t understand how an individual can bring such an important issue to the Local Boundary Commission for consideration without having support from the community that is directly affected.   Please let us know what you are thinking and complete the following poll!

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