Tag Archives: Sitka Assembly

August 9, 2016: What’s happening at tonight’s Assembly meeting?

4434354492_8e440d4999_oThe Sitka Assembly will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. tonight (08-09-16) to take next steps for hiring a municipal attorney. They will also revisit an ordinance that would ask voters if they want to raise property taxes by 2 mills.

At deadline: 11 candidates file for Sitka offices

With 11 candidates and 1 ballot proposition on property taxes, Sitkans will have a lot to think about when they head to the polls October 4. (Creative Commons photo)The filing period for municipal elections closed at 5 PM Friday. And three more Sitkans filed for assembly just before the deadline, and there’s also another candidate for mayor.

Assembly and Tribe talk finances, future

It was a meeting of the minds for the Sitka Assembly and the Sitka Tribal Council on Wednesday night  (5-11-16). The bodies got together for their twice yearly government-to-government dinner at the Westmark to discuss the city’s finances  and the tribe’s future.

Letter prompts dismissal of Sitka’s municipal attorney

Sitka’s municipal attorney Robin Schmid was summarily dismissed Thursday afternoon (5-5-16), after the assembly received a letter from Schmid’s lawyer suggesting that she had been improperly asked to resign.

April 12, 2016: What’s happening at tonight’s Assembly meeting?

4434354492_8e440d4999_oA 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.

Assembly receptive to Sitka school budget plan

160407_SchoolBoard_Assembly_woolseyThe 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?

Miyasato will not run again for Assembly, urges citizen participation

Benjamen Miyasato (KCAW photo by Ed Ronco)Assembly member Ben Miyasato has announced that he will not be running for his seat in the October election.

City questions rules for utility billing

IMG_3678During last night’s (02-09-16) meeting, the Sitka Assembly was notified of a snowballing issue in the city finance department: utility bills. Specifically, power disconnections when bills are past due.

Sitka to request 200 ft. buffer around pot business

200feet_downtownTuesday night (01-12-16), the Sitka Assembly decided to contest the state’s proposed setback distance for pot business. With a vote of 5-2, Sitka joins Petersburg in penning a letter to the State Department of Law, requesting the setback be reduced from 500 feet to 200 feet, at minimum.

Without new transformer, massive blackout on horizon

IMG_5074Deferred maintenance, particularly at the Marine Street Substation, has prompted the department the city to fast track a solution. Electric Department Director Bryan Bertacchi has a plan, but it will take the money and the political will of the Assembly to pull it off.