Tag Archives: Sitka Assembly

Speaking at Assembly, officials say: Thank you, Sitka

Sitka Police Lt. Lance Ewers speaks to volunteers and friends and family of the missing men at Grace Harbor Church on August 19, the day after Sitka was hit by a series of landslides. (Rachel Waldholz, KCAW)At the first meeting of the Sitka Assembly since last week’s landslides, city officials spoke emotionally about the loss of three local men -- and said they had been overwhelmed by the response of city staff, volunteers, and ordinary citizens.

Rioux withdraws from Assembly race

SCVB director Tonia Rioux. She said that Sitkans rolled out a "not just a red carpet -- but a magic carpet -- for last October's travel industry convention. (KCAW photo/Robert Woolsey)Sitka Convention and Visitors Bureau director Tonia Rioux withdrew her name from the race Friday. She says a combination of events in the last week means she needs to focus on her family.

Assembly wrap: How much debt can Sitka bear?

How much debt can a community of 9,000 people bear? The assembly this week (8-11-15) spent some time on this issue, dissolved the hospital board, and listened to citizen concerns about the future of visitor marketing.

Sitka assembly says no to non-profit sales taxes

A proposal to tax some fundraising activities of Sitka’s non-profits was voted down by the assembly Tuesday night (8-11-15). But the city will be looking for ways to shore up compliance for non-profits who should be paying taxes -- but don’t.

So far: 2 running for school board, 1 for assembly

Cass Pook and Ed Gray have filed to run for the Sitka School Board. Matt Hunter will run for a second term on the Sitka Assembly. The candidate filing deadline is Friday, August 7.

Sitka Assembly explores taking over Halibut Point Rec

Sunset from Halibut Point State Recreation Area in Sitka. This park -- like others in Sitka -- will transfer into private management on July 1.Sitka will likely take over management of the Halibut Point State Recreation Area. But that doesn’t mean the city is happy about it.

Assembly meets in new temporary home at UAS, livestream available

Raven News will broadcast the meeting live, as usual. There is also a livestream available on the city website.

Assembly votes to dissolve Sitka Community Hospital board

Sitka Community Hospital. (Photo courtesy of the Sitka Community Hospital Foundation)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.

Putz won’t run for full assembly term in October

Sitka’s municipal elections are still three months away, but candidates are already deciding whether to run -- or not.

Repeal senior sales tax exemption? Assembly says…maybe

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.