Sitka’s deficit this year is significant – $4 million dollar – and a big portion of that is within the Electric Fund. But rather than bolster the Electric Fund with money from other places, the Sitka Assembly has begun to consider what it would mean for the fund to stand on its own.
The Sitka Assembly will have two areas of focus when it meets tonight (11-22-16): infrastructure and the budget. They’ll start at 5 p.m., holding a joint work session with the Gary Paxton Industrial Park board to review plans for multi-purpose dock.
Two of Sitka’s political leaders are putting down new roots. Last Wednesday (11-16-16), the Planning Commission approved a marijuana retail permit for Assembly member Aaron Bean. But they postponed a decision on request by Representative Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins to build an ADU on a marshy lot on Shennett Street.
Veterans Day is next Friday (11-11-16), but is one day sufficient to honor those in service? The Sitka Veterans Association thinks not. The group wants to construct a permanent memorial in the downtown area where cruise passengers disembark.