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Letter to the Editor: Sales tax increase is bad idea

If the City Assembly decides to eliminate all or part of the senior tax exemptions, seniors will look out for their own pocketbooks. The city government...
Sitka hospital to request loan from city in a nine-month line of credit to address a cash flow emergency.Administrators are planning to go before the city Assembly today to make a formal request, the Daily Sitka Sentinel reported."We have zero days' cash on hand," hospital...
An opportunity to ask: Juneau Votes forum

...Wednesday, Sept. 17 at the University of Alaska Southeast Egan Lecture Hall. The forum will cover the three available city assembly seats. None of the three school board candidates will be able to participate. In response to 2013's low voter turnout...
Big water and sewer projects planned

...source."It's a Brita water filter on a municipal scale," Watt said after his presentation.Depending on what the city Assembly decides, parts of these projects could be funded by water utility rate increases, Duncan said. A rate study done...
BRH: Severance paid for 'continuity of operations'

...and Adams, she said, and neither the board nor the city assembly needed to be involved."Those agreements were not...manager under Harff's leadership, Storer said. The city assembly was unaware of this severance package. The situation...
'Never a bad time to plan' for the future

...the beginning of the meeting the city's $12 million shortfall projected for fiscal years 2015 and 2016."(The city assembly) wants an economic development plan, a concerted, sustained, focused path," she said.The two firms will be...
City's shortfall is $15 million, not $12 million

...when we talked about the budget last year," Kiefer said.At last night's assembly finance committee meeting, city assembly and staff were mentioning a $12 million deficit and $13 million deficit. To cut down on confusion, Kiefer said...
Ice rink, school district advocates speak up

Skaters, coaches and parents showed up at Monday's city assembly meeting to speak out against closing the Treadwell Arena two extra months.Turning the rink into an eight-month ice facility...
'Field of Fireweed' rezone denied

...against the rezone. They were also up for reappointment to the commission; their applications were denied by the City Assembly on Dec. 17 and Gordon Jackson and former assembly candidate Bill Peters were appointed to fill their seats. The two...
Sitka OKs expansion design for library

...public library in Sitka will enable the building to accommodate the changing role of libraries in the 21st century.The city assembly has approved the design for Kettleson Memorial Library after hearing from library director Sarah Bell and Paul Voelckers...


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