Tag Archives: Sitka Assembly

Pending vote, Sitka Assembly to dedicate one mill to electric fund

160914_marinesubstation_kwongDuring their meeting last night (09-13-16), the Sitka Assembly approved a key element of their plan to raise property taxes while making Sitka more affordable. The ordinance says that if voters approve a 2 mill increase, the revenue generated by one of those mills will go towards Sitka’s electric fund.

Candidate statement: Evy Kinnear

160914_evykinnear_kwong"I focus on the economy, because the beauty of where we live, its charm and its power, are among its assets. For some that is enough, but with shifting demographics and cost of living expenses, this is what is on the table and must be addressed."

Alexander Allison: Candidate statement

Alexander Allison is one of five candidates running for two open seats on the Assembly. The municipal election is Tuesday, October 4, 2016. (Emily Kwong/KCAW photo)"The fishing fleet has always been the economic lifeblood of this community. Despite levying ever-increasing harbor fees and various fish taxes, not enough has been done to support the fleet."

Kevin Knox: Candidate statement

Kevin Knox is one of five candidates running for two open seats on the Assembly. The municipal election is Tuesday, October 4, 2016. (Emily Kwong/KCAW photo)"Key to me in representing Sitka on the city assembly is to be responsive and conversant about the issues important to our community. Equity, fiscal and program sustainability will be at the forefront of my mind."

September 13, 2016: What’s happening at tonight’s Assembly meeting?

160913_assemblypreview_kwongWhen the Assembly meets tonight (09-13-16), they’ll determine which of two tax breaks they’ll implement if voters approve raising the property tax cap this fall. The Assembly will also receive an update from the Sitka Community Playground Group and the Electric Department.

Hanson hired as Sitka’s city attorney

The Assembly chose local attorney Brian Hanson for the city position. Hanson has practiced law in Sitka for nearly 30 years. (Emily Kwong/KCAW photo)The Sitka Assembly hired Brian Hanson as city attorney during a special meeting Tuesday night (9-6-16).

Groceries vs. utilities: Assembly debates tax breaks

SupermarketGroceries or electric rates? The Assembly is trying to decide which living cost is a greater burden to Sitkans.

Gagnon withdraws application for city attorney

160820_Gagnoninterview_KwongThe Assembly last night (08-23-16) approved two more marijuana business licenses, and learned that one of their top picks for municipal attorney has withdrawn her name.

Sitka Assembly narrows city attorney selection

8025297285_4d7343a3f8_oTwelve individuals have applied to be Sitka’s next city attorney. During a special meeting last night (08-10-16), the Assembly voted on their top picks for follow-up interviews.

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.