Program-of-Work Planning Progress Report
An enthusiastic group of League members and friends met on Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 to take part in this planning. The majority of time went to the review of existing LWVWA Positions and presentation of topics to send forward for the LWVWA 2019-2021 Program-of-Work. Time was also spent talk about what would be needed to carry out proposals. Ten issues received attention as areas of concern by those present.
Three areas were selected to be further developed and sent to LWVWA for presentation at the state Convention in June. They are:
RESOURCE MANAGEMENT- Study (or update) to develop a position on Shoreline Protection that would address “not net loss,” buffering, armoring, as well as protection of forage fish habitat and regulation of industrial aquaculture. (LWVTC Lead, Phyllis Farrell)
ENERGY- Update to reflect the role of renewable energy sources as replacements for fossil fuel. (LWVTC Lead, Mary Moore)
CAMPAIGN FINANCING- Update to develop a position to require the identity of individuals (persons or corporations) contributing to campaigns be make easily accessible to the public. (LWVTC Lead, Karen Tvedt)
The LWVTC Board will be reviewing these recommendations, and task groups will be working on putting together the paperwork needed to submit by Feb 28.
The local LWVTC Water Study was given a vote of affirmation. This was in recognition that significant resources, both financial and people power, will be dedicated to the study for the next two year. Homelessness in our community was mentioned as something we might find out more about and support efforts being made by others address this problem.
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