Tag Archives: Sitka Assembly

Guevin says Sitka must think long-term

Tristan Guevin says Sitka needs to ask itself, "How do we want our city to be in ten years, twenty years, and, you know, what’s the road map to get us there?" (KCAW photo/Rachel Waldholz)Tristan Guevin isn’t afraid of the word “technocrat” -- in fact, he embraces it. Guevin is one of five candidates running for two open seats on the Sitka Assembly. And he says, if elected, he’d push the city to plan ahead, and think long-term.

Candidate Forum: Mon, Sept. 29 @ 6:30 p.m.

The candidates for Sitka Assembly are (clockwise from top left) Thor Christianson, Lillian Feldpausch, Tristan Guevin, Steven Eiseinbeisz, and Aaron Wamsley.The candidates for Sitka Assembly will join us in the studio to discuss the issues and take your questions! You can email your questions to news@kcaw.org, submit them via Facebook, or call in during the show!

Assembly approves sales tax holiday, denies B&B permit

Sitka will be sales tax-free on November 28 and 29, the Friday and Saturday following Thanksgiving. The assembly also waded into a pair of disputes among neighbors -- and said farewell to one of its own.

Christianson says experience is crucial

Thor Christianson has served nine years on the Sitka Assembly, starting in 1998. (KCAW photo/Rachel Waldholz)Thor Christianson has already spent nine years on the Sitka Assembly, last serving in 2013 -- and now, he’s back for more. Christianson is one of five candidates running for Sitka Assembly. If elected, he says he’ll bring experience, a centrist perspective, and a focus on education.

Wamsley wants an economy “made in Sitka”

Aaron Wamsley is running for a seat on the Sitka Assembly. If he wins, he says, the economy would be his top priority. (Rachel Waldholz/KCAW News)Aaron Wamsley is one of five candidates for Sitka Assembly. Wamsley is a residential advisor at Mt. Edgecumbe High School, which draws students from across the state. And he says that his students’ dedication to their hometowns inspired him to run for office in his.

Assembly awards grants to Sitka nonprofits

Seventeen local organizations submitted requests to the assembly amounting to more than $164,000. The city has budgeted $90,000 for nonprofit grants this year.

Assembly postpones vote on vehicle tax

The Sitka Assembly postponed a vote on a controversial vehicle tax Tuesday night. The increase in the motor vehicle registration fee would fund road maintenance. But assembly members decided to look into other options, first.

Sitka Assembly accepts #IceBucketChallenge

The Sitka Assembly prepares to be doused in the Ice Bucket Challenge (KCAW photo/Rachel Waldholz)After adjourning on Tuesday evening, the Sitka Assembly lined up in front of Harrigan Centennial Hall and took a serious soaking from the Sitka Fire Department’s Engine #2, under the gleeful direction of Fire Chief Dave Miller.

Sitka Assembly asks for input on proposed car tax

The assembly voted 4-3 on Tuesday night in favor of a proposal that would increase vehicle registration fees. But the ordinance will come before the assembly at least two more times, and it’s not at all clear whether it will make it into law.

Assembly awards contract for water treatment facility

The assembly voted to award a $5.5-million contract to Dawson Construction to build a new UV Disinfection Facility, which will bring Sitka’s primary source of drinking water into compliance with federal regulations.