Although the latest round of winter storms didn’t cause landslides in Sitka’s residential areas, they did cause damage to city property to the tune of just under a million dollars. When the Sitka Assembly meets tonight (12-22-20) it will consider declaring a disaster emergency in the hope of securing state and federal funding to offset the costs of those repairs.Read More
In a split vote Tuesday (7-7-20), the Sitka Assembly passed a budget that broadly allocates over 14 million dollars in federal economic relief. But the fireworks over the CARES Act funding may just be getting started, as officials try to determine who gets money, and how much. Read More
The Sitka Assembly is moving forward with a plan to divvy up the remaining $9.5 million in federal coronavirus relief, but a working group still needs to iron out some of the details before the budget is finalized.Read More
Thursday’s meeting was meant to be a 30,000-foot view of the 2021 budget- this early in the game there are still many unknowns. Nevertheless, the Sitka School District remains the biggest expense on the city balance sheet, just ahead of public safety.Read More
by Robert Woolsey, KCAW | Jun 29, 2011 | Local News
Considering the recent past, when the previous administration vetoed almost all of Sitka’s capital projects, the community this year will benefit from significant capital spending. Most notably, $28-million dollars budgeted for the Blue Lake Hydro expansion survived.