Block Island Times

Risom named to CRMC reorganization commission

Second Warden Sven Risom has been named to a commission to study the reorganization of the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council. The new commission was formed as a result of R.I. House of Representatives legislation that was approved on June 29.According to a press release from the RI General Assembly, “the 15-member commission is to comprehensively study and provide recommendations for the reorganization of the CRMC and issue its findings and recommendations by April 1, 2022.”“I am honored to be appointed to the House Committee to review and recommend reforms to the CRMC,” Risom told The Times. “I believe the CRMC is a critical Rhode Island agency, especially light of sea-level rise and changing environmental conditions.”Currently, the CRMC is supposed to be made up of 10 members, nine of whom are appointed by the governor, and one person from the R.I. Department of Environmental Management who serves “ex officio.” Of the nine, six are supposed to be elected or appointed officials in their communities, and this group is further broken down to three from communities of less than 25,000 people, and three from communities of more than 25,000 people. At least five out of the six are

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