Voters will no longer have the authority to ratify major land transactions in Sitka, if a proposed amendment to local code passes a second reading. The Sitka Assembly last week (4-25-18) on first reading repealed language requiring voter approval, in order to lower barriers to some prospective large sales.
by Robert Woolsey, KCAW | Aug 30, 2012 | Local News
The plaintiffs in a four-year-old citizen lawsuit against the City of Sitka are asking the superior court to allow their local ballot proposition to move forward. Joe Geldhof, the attorney for Sitkans for Responsible Government, this week (8-27-12) filed a response to arguments made earlier in the summer by the city that claimed the ballot proposition remains confusing and illegal – despite a Supreme Court ruling suggesting otherwise.