September 19, 2018
Make Your Voice Heard
Rep. Kawasaki & Rep. Adam Wool answer constituents questions last winter
As your Representative, I believe public input is vital to the legislative process. My goal to hear your questions and concerns is why I hosted four Picnics in the Park across Fairbanks this summer. Here are two more upcoming opportunities to lend your ideas and opinions so that our State and local governments can better serve you.
Clean Air and Warm Homes for Fairbanks Families
This Thursday and Friday, September 21 and 22, the Fairbanks North Star Borough is holding the 3rd Annual Clear the Air: Home Heating Forum & Expo at the Wedgewood Resort Hotel. This free event is an opportunity to learn about the challenging air quality conditions in Fairbanks and North Pole caused by the wintertime temperature inversions that will soon be arriving in the Interior.
Representatives from the Interior Gas Utility, Environmental Protection Agency, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, FNSB Air Quality Division and local wood burners organizations will be present at this event. It will be a great opportunity to get the facts about clean wood burning and contribute to the discussion on how we can improve air quality while balancing Fairbanksans’ home heating needs.
Ballot Proposition 1: Public Hearing in Fairbanks
On Monday, September 24, there will be an opportunity for public testimony regarding Ballot Measure 1 from 2 PM to 4PM at the Fairbanks Legislative Information Office, located at 1292 Sadler Way, Suite 308. State law requires a minimum of two public hearings to be held on the initiative in each of Alaska’s four judicial districts before October 6. Each hearing will last two hours, with comments limited to two minutes per person.
This is your opportunity to make your voice heard in front of Lt. Governor Byron Mallott. Only in-person testimony will be allowed during the hearing, though Alaskans will be able to follow along remotely by watching online or by calling 844-586-9085. Anyone wishing to provide written comment can do so online or by mailing the Office of Lieutenant Governor at P.O. Box 110015, Juneau, Alaska 99811.
If you have any questions or comments regarding state issues, please feel free to contact my legislative office at any time.
Working Hard for Fairbanks Families,
Representative Scott Kawasaki
Alaska State Representative
City of Fairbanks
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