May 9, 2014
SALEM, Ore. – The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission will meet via teleconference on Friday, May 16 from 1 – 3 p.m.
The only agenda item is an information-only update on the development of the 2015-17 budget proposal for the Department of Fish and Wildlife, and on plans for the statewide series of public Town Hall meetings to be held later this month.
Members of the public will be able to follow the meeting from the Commission Room at ODFW headquarters at 4034 Fairview Industrial Dr. in Salem or via live video streaming (requires Adobe Flash) on the ODFW website.
The Commission will consider the final ODFW budget proposal at the Aug. 1 meeting in Salem. In the interim, the agency is planning a series of eight Town Hall meetings in May at locations throughout the state to solicit public input on the budget proposal.
If the Commission approves the budget, the proposal will be forwarded to the Governor for consideration. If the Governor concurs, the budget proposal and a fee package will be presented to the Legislature to consider in the 2015 legislative session.
The Commission is the policy-making body for fish and wildlife issues in the state.
Reasonable accommodations will be provided as needed for individuals requesting assistive hearing devices, sign language interpreters or large-print materials. Individuals needing these types of accommodations may call the ODFW Director’s Office at 800-720-6339 or 503-947-6044 at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting.