After six months of scrutinizing Sitka’s budget, the Citizens’ Task Force is ready to reveal their plan. They call it “The Grand Bargain.” Here's a glimpse of the bargain’s major line items, some of which are still a source of disagreement among the task force.
Soon after passing the 2016 budget, the Assembly directed the city to create a citizens' task force. The seven-member group will have six months to take a deep dive into city finances and if successful, emerge with a path forward for Sitka. At least, that’s the plan.