Tonight's Kodiak Island Borough Assembly agenda includes a public hearing on an
ordinance that limits what can be said when officially representing the
ordiance would restrict the mayor or assembly members from making official
comments on an issue without first running the matter before the assembly.
ordinance grows out of a letter sent by borough mayor Jerome Selby as testimony
to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council. Selby has said he has no
problem with the new proposal but warns that it could hamper the assembly's
ability to respond to an issue on short notice.
assembly members supported the ordinance at the last regular meeting, others said
that they approved it in first reading so that it would come to tonight's
meeting as a public hearing. Assembly member Sue Jeffrey was one who said she
wanted to hear what local residents thought of the proposed ordinance.
items on tonight's assembly agenda meeting include a resolution authorizing the
borough to issue general obligation bonds not to exceed $8 million to provide initial
funds for the high school renovation and addition project. Voters in 2009 approved
obligating up to $76 million in bonds for the school and related projects.
another resolution, the assembly will consider adopting the borough's strategic
plan for the years 2011 to 2015. Included in the plan is a goal to encourage
the legislature to fund school construction projects to the maximum. It also
adds a number of new items in the borough's efforts to fulfill its mission and
vision, and to outline its guiding principles.
and materials for tonight's meeting are available on-line by going to KMXT dot
assembly meeting begins at 7:30 in the assembly chambers and will be broadcast
live by KMXT.