Somethin’ ain’t adding up here – NSEDC fisheries dispute with long-time critic gets nasty

23523_354387901211_7651997_aA Sept. 30 Superior Court hearing in Nome could determine whether a protective order commonly sought to protect potential sexual assault victims was improperly employed to prevent an outspoken critic from speaking directly to the board of the Norton Sound Economic Development Corp. The order sought against Tim Smith, president of the Nome Fishermen’s Association, was requested by Kyan Olanna, the staff attorney for NSEDC. more@alaskajournal 16:48

2012 07 31 NSEDC fisheries development committee meeting – Published on Aug 13, 2012 On July 31, 2012 at the request of Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation, Tim Smith was ordered to leave a public meeting for openly recording the meeting. The policeman alleged that recording violated Alaska’s Eavesdropping law. NSEDC president and CEO Janis Ivanoff subsequently published a letter in the August 9, 2012 Nome Nugget newspaper accusing Mr. Smith of a variety of misdeeds leading to his expulsion. As you can see from this video clip, none of what Janis alleged actually happened and Alaska has no law prohibiting a person attending a public meeting from recording. you tube video

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