The Port Commission meets monthly – generally on the third Monday of the month at 3 p.m.
The MSB staff tends to reveal important information at the Port Commission Meetings and thus, these meetings are crucial for the media and public to attend.
It is interesting to read through the meeting minutes to review the “progression” of various potential projects…AK LNG; REI; Timber; A2A; NPI…with NOTHING EVER COMING TO FRUITION.
The Port Commission Agendas & Meeting Packets are usually posted online at the very last minute (sometimes the day of the meetings; sometimes the Friday before.) However, the MSB staff usually passes out many more documents at the meetings themselves and these documents never make it to the MSB website.
The Port meetings are held in the lower level conference room of the main MSB building. They should be held in the Assembly Chambers instead so that they can be video recorded properly and live-streamed.
The Port Operations Manager does make an audio recording of the meetings (probably so she can prepare the minutes), but these recordings are not posted online and are not available to the public without a Public Records Request. This is not okay. The audio recordings for all Commission Meetings should be posted online.
Here is a collection of meeting minutes from the past few years.
December 19, 2016:
February 13, 2017:
March 20, 2017:
May 15, 2017:
June 19, 2017:
August 21, 2017:
October 16, 2017
January 15, 2018:
April 2, 2018:
April 23, 2018:
May 21, 2018:
June 18, 2018:
July 16, 2018:
September 17, 2018:
October 15, 2018:
Minutes not available on website.
November 19, 2018 – Meeting cancelled
December 17, 2018: