The Sitka Convention and Visitor’s Bureau is no more. The Sitka assembly last night (Tue 9-8-15) voted to dissolve the organization and transfer its responsibilities to the Chamber of Commerce, at a cost of $225,000 for the rest of the year.
At a meeting of the Planning Commission last week, the Sitka Community Development Corporation unveiled their plan for a cottage neighborhood. The cottages are small, the land is held in trust, and the goal is to make housing affordable for Sitkans of median income. In many ways, the presentation was a dress rehearsal for this Tuesday’s (09-08-15) assembly meeting.
Today (09-02-15) , a state team sat down with Sitkans affected by last month’s landslides. Six staff with the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and one state geologist will be in Sitka for two days, to walk city officials and citizens through the process of procuring disaster aid.
City crews continued to focus Thursday on removing debris from the Kramer Avenue landslide site, working on a cleanup that officials estimate could take a month or more.
The Sitka School Board formally accepted the resignation of president Lon Garrison Wednesday evening (8-26-15), starting a 30-day clock in which they must name a replacement.