Crafty liberals are sneaking a Trojan horse into Alaska claiming Prop 2 will grant more state control over coastal management while keeping the Feds at bay. Ok, but one big problem remains. The anti-development and special interest advocates within our state see almost eye to eye with the Feds!
A very important part of the story here is to describe the ACPB. What's this you ask? Very good! The ACPB is the Alaska Coastal Policy Board consisting of nine Governor-appointed members from the departments of commerce and economic development. Sounds good except when you realize that two of the nine members will be voting for three quarters of the state's population. For those who just went, what? Say again! Said another way, seven of nine members will vote to represent one quarter of the population! So, seems like special interest ripening on the vine doesn't it? The Upper and Lower Cook Inlet regions have the vast majority of citizens represented by the vast minority on the ACPB.
Prop 2 was organized by the Alaska Sea Party because the Legislature failed to prevent sunsetting of the previous Coastal Management program last July. Furthermore, the issue was not to be on the following session's agenda either. Ultimately, management that has worked so well in the past(?) would be resurrected with a bit more emphasis on special interest.
Below are some links you can use to educate yourself well beyond what I've summarized here. Take note that in almost every case, an advocate for Prop 2 is a Democrat, not that there's anything wrong with that of course. So what does Obamacare and Prop 2 have in common? Don't ask me, you'll have to pass it to find out what's in it.!!
And here, Alaska House Minority Leader Beth Kerttula tries to sell ACMP - http://youtu.be/WnLEsN58Vbg