Sitka will likely take over management of the Halibut Point State Recreation Area. But that doesn’t mean the city is happy about it.
Raven News will broadcast the meeting live, as usual. There is also a livestream available on the city website.
The Sitka Assembly voted this week to dissolve and restructure the board of the city-owned Sitka Community Hospital, in the aftermath of the hospital’s financial crisis this winter.
Sitka’s municipal elections are still three months away, but candidates are already deciding whether to run -- or not.
The Sitka Assembly on Tuesday night postponed action on a proposal to repeal the senior citizen sales tax exemption. The measure would replace the exemption with a rebate program for low-income seniors.
The Sitka Assembly approved a combination of budget cuts and tax hikes Tuesday night, bringing the city within spitting distance of a balanced budget for 2016.
Taxes have dominated the conversation at the Sitka Assembly recently, as the city struggles to come up with an additional million dollars for schools. This week’s meeting erupted into a heated debate over the issue -- but there were also hints of some long-term solutions.
The Sitka Assembly voted Wednesday night to raise water and wastewater rates. The vote will increase monthly water and sewer bills from $86 to $92.
The Sitka Assembly passed a budget for the coming year on first reading last night (5-27-15). But that budget still has a million-dollar hole. The shortfall is significantly larger than expected even a week ago.
The Sitka Assembly on Tuesday voted to approve a longterm lease at the city's former pulp mill site with Pat Glaab of Alaska & Pacific Packing, or APP - despite a protest from the site's neighbor, processor Silver Bay Seafoods.