Kodiak City Council work session tonight (Tuesday) the councilmembers will go over the
first draft of a letter to new Governor Sean Parnell, asking him to put about
2-million-dollars into his capital budget to help the city pay for the jail
portion of the new police station.
Manager Aimee Kniaziowski explained that if the state doesn't
come through, the costs will probably go up even higher.
-- (Jail 1 35 sec "The
problem has been ... crux of the issue there.")
state does not come through with the money, the council has said the city will
close the current jail at the end of June, next year.
-- (Jail 2 25 sec "If
there is not funding ... real setback for the project.")
(Kenya-zhoff-ski)i says there's a lot of support from state agencies to fund
the new jail. With Senate President Gary Stevens a Kodiak resident, the city
manager says the project should have a good shot at being funded if Governor
Parnell is also behind it:
-- (Jail 3 26 sec "And
we think, and our advice ... for providing that funding.")
work session tonight is at 7:30 in the borough building. The council's regular
meeting is on Thursday, but the letter to Parnell is NOT on the agenda for
the governor will be here in Kodiak the next day to hold a public reception at
the Fisheries Research Center on Near Island. Kniaziowski (Kenya-zhoff-ski)
said she was told by Parnell's staff that his schedule is tight, and he might
not get a chance to tour the current jail, but she is sure the need for a new
jail will be discussed with him while he's in town.