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Local candidate preview: Tuck Bonney
Incumbent Tuck Bonney is running for the second time for Kodiak Island Borough Assembly, wanting to help Kodiak through the serious issues he sees coming. Bonney talked about the high cost of living as a concern several times throughout the Sept. 23 debate. “A lot of retirees that want to stay and live here simply can’t afford it because the cost of living is so high,” Bonney said. “That’s one of the things we mus...
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Local candidate preview: David Haught
If he’s elected to the Kodiak City Council, David Haught feels he can help the community work together to solve the issues. “Overseeing the city council and borough assembly meetings from the live broadcasts through KMXT as we are now, I became well aware of issues in the community,” Haught said. “And I decided that I would really like to help the citizens and the city council to work together if I was given the o...
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Local candidate preview: Brenda Schwantes
Brenda Schwantes, a candidate for Kodiak Island Borough Assembly, wants fiscal responsibility and accountability, and for Kodiak to be a place people want to come and stay. “What I don’t like to see is people who love Kodiak leave Kodiak because they can’t afford to stay here or because things draw them out of the community,” Schwantes said. “I believe our community has great potential, a lot more potential for to...
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Local candidate preview: Dan Rohrer
Dan Rohrer is running for Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and is concerned about financial sustainability. “When I look at what I’ve learned over the last 10 years, not only do I believe that I know have the time to do this job well, I believe there’s a lot of principals that I have learned, both in business and in my involvement with non-profits and with construction, that I think are very applicable on our boroug...
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Local candidate preview: Marnie Leist
Marnie Leist is running for Kodiak City Council, pushing for a strong downtown and fiscal responsibility. Leist sits on the downtown revitalization committee, and said she wants some of the goals the committee came up with to get completed. “There’s a great 2010 master landscape plan, which goes way beyond landscaping, by the way, I highly recommend everyone look at it, it’s beautiful,” Leist said. “If our downtow...
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Congressional candidates to debate about fish
Alaska’s candidates for U.S. Congress will discuss fisheries at the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce’s final fall debate tonight. Republican Representative Don Young and his opponent, Democrat Forrest Dunbar, and Democrat Senator Mark Begich and his opponent, Republican Dan Sullivan, are all scheduled to attend. The debate will start at 7 p.m. at the Gerald C. Wilson auditorium in Kodiak High School. It will also be air...
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Local candidate preview: Dave Kaplan
Incumbent Dave Kaplan is running for Kodiak Island Borough Assembly, saying he wants to finish what he started, mentioning the capital improvement projects list as a big thing he’s helped complete, and the high school and landfill expansions as things he wants to see finished. As for other priorities, Kaplan said. “I have always had a strong platform of education, fisheries, nonprofits, and economic viability for ...
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Zoning hearings begin
Today, a series of public hearings on updated planning and zoning regulations begin. The borough is currently in the process of updating Title 16: Subdivisions, Title 17: Zoning and Title 18: Borough Lands of the borough code of ordinances. This is the first plan for a comprehensive update of the code in over 50 years. The proposed changes address some types of land use that need updating or are not mentioned in t...
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Borough approves NPFMC letter at work session
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly approved a letter to send to the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council with analysis recommendations. NPFMC is working on creating a program to deal with trawl bycatch, and the letter tells NPFMC what Kodiak aspects of the program NPFMC’s analysis should focus on. The assembly agreed that the letter was representative of Kodiak, and it will be sent on to NPFMC since the city...
Sep 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local candidate preview: Larry LeDoux
At the Sept. 23 debate, Kodiak Island Borough Assembly candidate Larry LeDoux said some of the things he cares about are fiscal responsibility, transparency, protecting and using natural resources, supporting quality schools and preparing for the future. “We need to be transparent so people own their taxes; they understand where the monies are going, they understand the priorities,” LeDoux said. “Every issue that'...
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