Juneau hosts hearing on August ballot issue

A public hearing on a ballot initiative that would re-establish a coastal management program in the state will be held today in the Assembly Chambers in City Hall.

The hearing, the last of a series, will take place from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The initiative is the first to fall under a state law, passed in 2010, that requires at least eight hearings up to 30 days before the election in which an initiative is to be decided. The law requires both “pro” and “con” positions be given at the hearings.

Hearings began on July 2 in Soldotna, and will end today in Juneau.

The initiative will appear on the Aug. 28 primary ballot.

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