The Fairbanks Comprehensive Trails Plan update is nearing its next big hurdle. If you’ve lost track of where it’s at, in March the Fairbanks Borough Assembly sent the plan update back to the Platting Board with some requirements due back by June 8. You can read about that here.
The Platting Board will be having a work session on the plan update this Wednesday, April 19. The work session will come after the regular meeting, which starts at 6pm. Several things are on the meeting agenda, so the work session probably won’t start until around 8pm (but that’s not a guarantee).
No testimony is taken at work sessions, which are for information gathering and clarification. Generally speaking at work sessions board members don’t debate the issue and actions can’t officially be taken. Still, the questions and comments by board members can illuminate what issues they are concerned about.
At its May 17 meeting the Platting Board will then vote on changes to the Trails Plan (again, see this story about the Assembly’s requirements). People will have a chance to testify then. (And people can lobby board members via emails and phone calls in the intervening time.) I’ll have another post about that closer to May 17.
If you are concerned about the plan update and you have the time, you should either go to the work session or listen in on Zoom. The work session will be held in the Mona Lisa Drexler Assembly Chambers, Juanita Helms Administration Center, 907 Terminal Street. You can get the Zoom link here.
(The work session is listed as starting at 6 p.m. This is so the board can start the work session as soon as it is done with its regular meeting, also scheduled for 6 p.m.)
You can get the Platting Board agendas and other meeting info here.