A lot. After a three week hiatus, the Sitka Assembly has a hefty agenda that touches upon everything from marijuana business and distracted driving, to landslide risk and budgeting.
The Planning Commission is revising the land use section of Sitka’s Comprehensive Plan. They’re inviting the public to weigh in. But at Tuesday night’s (4-5-16) meeting, it was the past - not the future - that took center stage.
The Sitka School Board and the assembly are not far apart on how much support the city will provide the district next year. But what if some of the school district’s worst budget fears come to pass?
The Coast Guard suspended the search for 41-year-old Jesse Mills of Sitka this afternoon (Friday 4-8-16).
U.S. Representative Don Young made a stop in Sitka on Wednesday (4-6-16) to speak at a Chamber of Commerce luncheon. The 22-term congressman, known for being a loose cannon, railed against business regulations and the media, but rallied for affordable energy.
Sitka families spoke out against closing Ventures, at the regular meeting of the school board this week (Tue 4-5-16). And an elementary school Science teacher is headed to Washington DC on a year-long fellowship.
Budget season is officially here for the City and Borough of Sitka. A draft copy of the FY17 budget has been distributed to all Assembly members in thick white binders.
A Sitka Grand Jury has indicted a man for assault charges, after he allegedly hit a store manager with a stolen bottle of wine.
Sitka has a sister city in Nemuro, Japan. Like Sitka, Nemuro is an ocean-facing fishing port, but bigger - about 30,000 people to Sitka’s 10,000. And on Monday (04-04-16), Nemuro citizens visited Sitka’s city hall to commemorate their decades-long relationship.
Warmer winters have pushed Sitka snowboarders and other adventurers out of the mountains and into the water. The ocean swell and rock breaks right near the heart of town create prime wave conditions. But locals are worried about revealing too much about their secret spot.