P.O. Box 324
Truro MA, 02666

Seashore Advisory Commission Re-Authorization Making Process

The CCNS Advisory Commission has struggled to meet over the past years because of ambiguity in its remit and right to meet.

According to the Cape Cod Times, a House bill to reinstate the Cape Cod Seashore Advisory Commission for 10 years is expected to advance in the Natural Resources Committee by unanimous consent, according to the office of Rep. William Keating, D-Mass., who sponsored the bill. The Interior Department wants to eliminate a clause in the 1961 law establishing the Seashore that requires the secretary of the Interior Department to consult with the commission on permission for commercial uses and establishment of recreational areas.

Many in the Outer Cape area, including representatives of Truro, support the re-authorization of the CCNS Advisory Commission