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Coastal Zone Management: Yes on Ballot Measure 2
By Mary G. Schulz, Tom Schulz, Melissa A Miller, Tina Demmert, David A Smith, Joni P. Koerner, Judith McQuerry, Mary Dowling & Joann Flora


August 20, 2012
Monday PM

Dear Editor,

The coastal management program ballot initiative is a pro-growth, pro-development measure. Better yet, it's a smart growth initiative. For 34 years, Alaska's coastal management program allowed key players, (including you and I through our chosen representatives) to sit down together and plan the best way to make new projects happen. It didn't slow things down; it facilitated development by avoiding lawsuits and other costly logjams. When we work together to find locally acceptable courses of action, we can settle disputes before they become huge legal problems.

Let's restore Alaska's coastal management program. Let's not be the only coastal state without such a program. Let's reclaim a local voice in resource management decisions. Vote yes on ballot measure 2.

Mary G. Schulz
Tom Schulz --- tschulz235[at]
Melissa A Miller
Tina Demmert
David A Smith
Joni P. Koerner
Judith McQuerry
Mary Dowling
Joann Flora
Ketchikan, AK

About: Tom Schulz has been an Alaska resident for 52 years, "I have lived in Southeast for 35 years. I have a JD and a masters in Pastoral Studies. I have practiced law for 35 years, 21 and 1/2 of which were as a trial judge in the Alaska Court System."

Received August 15, 2012 - Published August 20, 2012



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