SALEM, Ore.—The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will host a town hall meeting on April 28 in Beaverton to gain public input on the agency's budget proposal for the 2009-2011 biennium. The meeting will be held at the Kingstad Center, 15450 SE Millikan Way in Beaverton.
The meeting will provide the public an additional opportunity to comment on the agency’s budget proposal.
The budget proposal being developed by the agency and a citizen budget advisory committee includes options for fee increases and program investments that would take effect in 2010. Revenue from the sale of hunting and fishing licenses and tags supports approximately one-third of the agency’s budget. Fees were last increased in January 2004.
Written comments on the proposed budget are welcome within two weeks following each public meeting and should be sent to ODFW Director’s Office, 3406 Cherry Ave. NE, Salem OR, 97303.
Comments can also be emailed to ODFW.firstname.lastname@example.org. Public comments will be posted to the ODFW website at http://www.dfw.state.or.us/agency/budget/index.asp#Town. Public comments will also be heard at the Commission meeting on June 6 in Salem.
All public meetings will be held from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The remaining meeting dates and locations are:
Astoria: April 21, Holiday Inn Express – Astoria, 204 W Marine Drive, Astoria
Newport: April 22, Hatfield Marine Science Center – Library Seminar Room, 2040 SE Marine Science Drive, Newport
Coos Bay: April 23, North Bend Public Library, 1800 Sherman Avenue, North Bend
Gold Beach: April 24, Gold Beach City Council Chambers, 29592 Ellensburg Avenue, Gold Beach