The City of Sitka is determined to open up more land for housing in the community, but where to put it remains an open question. At a special budget meeting last Thursday (2-2-23), the Sitka Assembly considered a study of three possible tracts of land, only one of which it already owns. And on everyone’s mind was figuring out how to make sure that the effort doesn’t result in yet more unaffordable real estate.
Sitkans may consider two new tax proposals in this fall’s municipal election-- a tax on motor fuels, and a marijuana retail tax. When the Sitka Assembly meets on Tuesday night/tonight (6-22-21)-- it will consider the proposals on first reading. If approved, both could end up on the ballot in October.Read More
After a process that spanned months, the Sitka Assembly set its final budget for next year. When the group met on Tuesday (5-25-21), it approved a general fund budget of just over $29 million dollars for fiscal year ‘22.