The Sitka Assembly held evaluations for it’s two employees Tuesday (04-18-17). And while it was the first review for City Attorney Brian Hanson and the last for City Administrator Mark Gorman, both city staffers received exemplary marks.
Sitka is facing a tough balancing act, between meeting their debt service on the Blue Lake Dam project and keeping rates reasonable for low-income Sitkans. Some are struggling to pay their electric bill. To address this, the Sitka Assembly decided to implement a seasonal rate structure. Beginning October 1st, rates will be higher in the summer and lower in the winter, when keeping a house warm and well lit can rack up a big bill.
Tuesday night (03-28-17), the Sitka Assembly postponed discussing the hire of Sitka’s new city administrator until their next meeting and heard a presentation from NOAA on the repercussions of humans feeding stellar sea lions.