Should Petersburg leave the Inter Island Ferry Authority? Should the city raise its sales tax cap? How about buying another 5 acres of waterfront property for the harbor department? Petersburg residents will decide those ballot questions in Tuesday’s local election. Matt Lichtenstein has a look at those issues.
IFA, sales tax, and land purchase propositions considered
Fishermen in Southeast Alaska are learning about new safety requirements for life rafts that take effect later this month. The changes are included in past Coast Guard re-authorization bills and will mean smaller fishing boats will have to have a life raft to go three miles offshore. more
Petersburg’s Planning and Zoning commissioners disagreed with the plan’s focus to move from old growth to young growth harvest. more