A measure to prohibit All-Terrain-Vehicle rentals in Sitka failed at the assembly table on Tuesday (4-12-22). As KCAW’s Katherine Rose reports, the rental ban couldn’t gain assembly’s full support because several members wanted the law to distinguish between smaller four-wheelers, and larger utility task vehicles.
A new law allowing All-Terrain-Vehicle use on Sitka’s streets, is already getting its first tune-up.
ATVs have been street legal in Sitka just since late February. But some assembly members were concerned that the new law left a loophole for a business to rent ATVs to tourists. So when the assembly met on Tuesday (3-22-22) it approved an amendment that would prohibit leasing or renting “all-purpose vehicles” for driving or tours.