PETERSBURG-AK As congress has gone back into session, Petersburg officials are keeping a close eye on a variety of funding requests for local projects. Topping the list is the town’s new fire hall. There’s also north harbor replacement, the airport bypass road to scow bay and plenty more. Like many other towns in Alaska, Petersburg contracts with a lobbying firm to help represent its interests in Washington, DC. Petersburg’s federal lobbyist is Brad Gillman with the law firm of Hoffman, Silver, Gillman and Blasco. One of the firm’s D-C consultants, Sebastian O’Kelly, visited Petersburg late last month to talk with city officials about local priorities. He also spoke with KFSK’s Matt Lichtenstein:
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