It appears some want to follow the Supreme Court rule that Corporations and Organizations are people. So following the rule of the land a number of posters have indicated they feel sorry for ADF&G. I am not sure how that works since ADF&G is made up of hundreds of people and the organization does not have a brain per se that responds to emotion but for the sake of discussion lets say it does or at least some individuals in ADF&G can take comfort in this.
Any one can post why they feel sorry for ADF&G without any comment back. So the rule is simple -- just post what you feel sorry about and no response from anyone's post and rule 2 do not repeat it in other threads. Some ADF&G employees read this so it will save tax payer money by allowing them to read all of this in one place. I am on some peoples ignore list so someone will have to hit reply so others can see this.
So I will start.
I feel sorry for the local staff of ADF&G who have had their area management authority diluted by politics of Juneau.
I feel sorry for ADF&G for the political pressure certain individuals get from political hacks that threaten their jobs - especially at the Director level.
I feel sorry for ADF&G that budgets are cut or reduced due to inflation and thus programs and well trained personnel are not maintained or retained.
I feel sorry for ADF&G because it (not sure what gender to use here so will go with it) is forced somewhat by the politics to close its door on open and transparent discussion.
I feel sorry for ADF&G who have a terrible mixed stock fishery to manage in UCI and have had their flexibility reduced by a Board of Fisheries made up of non-technical individuals making highly technical decisions.
I feel sorry for ADF&G that budgets do not allow a mentor and/or training programs for staff.
I feel sorry for ADF&G Commissioner who gets ADF&G budget threatened for not making a call - the Commissioner is faced with the good for the many at the cost of the few numerous times a year.
I guess I will stop here. So have at it. Maybe this list will help explain why some people feel one way and others a different way. It also will help ADF&G understand that frustration or approval of decisions are not personal. They are the result of the structural and functional limitations on ADF&G. That some decisions are made for some of the above reasons and those are the issues to discuss.