Unalaska plays host to legislators

Posted: Tuesday, September 02, 2003

UNALASKA - Unalaska will host what could become the city's largest legislative fly-in ever.

Lt. Gov. Loren Leman and 20 legislators are scheduled to arrive Wednesday, according to city natural resources analyst Frank Kelty.

Only three people showed up for the last fly-in a few years ago, Kelty said.

The three-day visit will include what will probably be the first legislative public hearing in Unalaska, when the House Ways and Means and Finance Committees will hear what people think about the future of the Alaska Permanent Fund, Kelty said.

The city of Unalaska is spending $20,000 for airfare and other expenses to bring the politicians the 800 miles from Anchorage.

Legislators are expected to tour harbor facilities, processing plants, a factory trawler, the Orthodox church and the archaeological excavation of a three-thousand-year-old Aleut village.

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