City Administrator Mark Gorman and City Attorney Robin Koutchak each received their annual evaluations. Koutchak’s evaluation took place in private executive session; Gorman elected to have his evaluation done in public.
The Sitka Assembly passed a controversial amendment Tuesday night, tightening the city’s anti-smoking laws. The question before the assembly was whether children should be prohibited from entering any business that allows smoking -- even for a non-smoking event. In the end, the decision came down to different interpretations of what voters intended nearly a decade ago.