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Sitka’s budget hinges on Electric Fund

Sitka’s deficit this year is significant – $4 million dollar – and a big portion of that is within the Electric Fund. But rather than bolster the Electric Fund with money from other places, the Sitka Assembly has begun to consider what it would mean for the fund to stand on its own.

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How the Blue Lake Dam is costing Sitka

The city of Sitka is struggling to pay off the Blue Lake Dam in a big way. The project was largely funded through bond proceeds. But due to a major decline in electric usage by Sitka customers, the city doesn’t have enough money to meet the bond payment.

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Assembly explores utility assistance program

The centerpiece of Tuesday night’s (5-24-16) Assembly meeting was the cost of living in Sitka. Specifically, how some Sitkans are struggling to pay their utility bills and whether the city should provide assistance. Two Assembly members propose a subsidization program.

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