The Masterful Bureaucratic Cunning of NOAA – Listening from afar, NOAA gets feedback to its one-halibut-a-day plan

23523_354387901211_7651997_aThis time, in a masterful display of bureaucratic cunning, they hid behind the security forces at the Juneau Federal Building and did the whole meeting by phone. What transpired sounded like the worst of local candidate debates on a public radio station in the hinterlands.  Julie Speegle, NOAA’s Alaska spokeswoman, played the role of moderator after warning those online that meeting was purely “informational.” The comments of those who dialed in would not be considered by NOAA in its review of proposed regulations, she said, and the comments from the federal officials in attendance were “not official agency responses.” “Please say on topic and be respectful,” she added. [email protected]

One Response to The Masterful Bureaucratic Cunning of NOAA – Listening from afar, NOAA gets feedback to its one-halibut-a-day plan

  1. Alaska Gal says:

    There’s a reason he’s called Jim Ball licker.

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