Amid the turmoil of the Alaska Board of Fisheries’ flip-flopping meeting sites, the Kenai City Council came out firmly behind the local representative on the regulatory body.
At its most recent meeting, the council passed with unanimous consent supporting Robert Ruffner for another term on the Fish Board.
“I would just like to point out, as the sponsor of this resolution — if it’s acceptable to the body — I’d like to invite the whole council to sign on this resolution,” said Mayor Brian Gabriel. “Very good, seeing everyone nodding their heads. I appreciate the support.”
The governor appoints board members and they are approved in a joint session of the legislature.
“I’ve always pointed out, I think, (that) Mr. Ruffner, you can put him in a group with any number of different people, and he’s the person that’s going to represent the fish,” Gabriel said, adding, “that’s the sort of people we need on the board.”
Ruffner’s term is due to expire on June 30th.