National Seashore Advisory Commission Receives Authorization to Meet

WASHINGTON, DC – The Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission has received authorization to meet for the first time in a year.

The volunteer board that advises the seashore superintendent and the federal government on how to best manage the park and hundreds of similar entities across the country were suspended and placed under review by the Trump Administration last May.

They were reinstated a month later but were not allowed to meet.

Congressman William Keating (D-Bourne), who lobbied officials with the Department of the Interior and the National Park Service to allow the board to meet, said it is a positive first step in concluding the review of the Commission.

“There is no good reason why the Advisory Commission was not allowed to meet during the past year – absolutely none,” said Keating. “I was furious at the Administration’s stonewalling and I let that be known. The Advisory Commission is a problem-solving group that is a positive for the community and National Seashore. It’s well past time that the Commission should meet.”

The group meets every other month, except during the summer.

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