Right now, city land sales over $500,00 require a public vote. The Sitka Assembly wants to raise that ceiling to $5 million to motivate economic development and bring the city into compliance with the state constitution.
Under current city code, any major sale of municipal property in Sitka requires a vote of the people. This law has been around a long time, but hasn’t been used much. Now, some see it as an impediment to progress.