In an effort to share our stories with a broader audience, in Sitka and further afield, we broadcast our annual meeting for the first time on Tuesday, December 18th, 2012. Check it out here if you missed it! The meeting started with the announcement of the board election results: Perry Edwards, Dan Etulain and Robert Hattle were all re-elected and Zac Mayberry was elected for the first time. Congratulations to each of you. Please join me in extending a hearty thank you to outgoing board president Ted Laufenberg who has been tremendously helpful with the Cable House renovations as very active member of the building committee. The meeting continued with reports on Raven Radio finances, renovations, news, CoastAlaska and programming. Thank you to Gary Gouker and Ted Howard for the musical interludes!
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6 months into his tenure as municipal administrator, Mark Gorman says Sitka is going to become more self-reliant -- through a combination of increasing local revenues and exploiting economic opportunities. Gorman spoke to the Sitka Chamber of Commerce Wednesday afternoon (4-23-13). He discussed the unrealistic expectations Sitkans may have about the community’s relatively low tax rates, as more and more of the burden of paying for services shifts to local taxpayers. But Gorman also pointed out opportunities for efficiency and growth. more