Wetlands Review Board Fact Sheet

Title: Wetlands Review Board

Type of Board/Commission/Committee: Advisory

Affiliated Department: Community Development

Status: Active

Governing Legislation:
-CBJ Code 49.10.700
-CBJ Coastal Management Plan - Volume 2 -Juneau Wetlands Management Plan
-Date Created: June 01, 1995
-Sunset Date: N/A

To reference the general rules of procedure and informational booklet for all boards, please see the documents available on the General Board Information page.

Description: The City and Borough of Juneau established a citizenís Wetlands Review Board in 1992. By ordinance, the Board functions as an advisory body to the Planning Commission and the Director of the Community Development Department on wetlands issues, such as CBJ comments on wetland permit applications being considered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; implementation of the Juneau Wetlands Management Plan; the protection of stream side riparian areas; and the conduct of CBJ, State and federal projects that affect wetlands and streams.

Membership: The Board is composed of seven members of the public at large and two representatives of the CBJ Planning Commission. Public board members are appointed by the Assembly. When public members are appointed, the Assembly is required to consider obtaining the "broadest possible representation of members with knowledge of the values, functions and uses of wetlands, such as fish or wildlife biology, geology, hydrology, land use planning and engineering." (CBJ 49.10.710 and 720). Appointments are for three year terms. The Board meets approximately monthly. The presence of five members constitutes a quorum and any action of the Board requires five or more affirmative votes to be approved.

Officers: Chair & Vice Chair

Quorum: 5

Term Limits: None

Annual Appointment Period (Annual Reports Due): December

Meetings: 3rd Thursday of each month at 5:15pm in the City Hall Conference Room #224

Special Facts:

Staff Contact: Teri Camery - 586-0755 - Teri.Camery@juneau.org

Website: http://www.juneau.org/cddftp/WRB/