Petersburg’s borough assembly meets at noon Thursday, August 20 and will vote on putting one question on the October 6th ballot.

Up for vote is the third and final reading of an ordinance seeking voter approval for an exemption to the state’s requirement for some local office holders to file financial information. Candidates for borough assembly, school board, the planning commission and hospital board have to file information about their income sources with the Alaska Public Offices Commission. Municipalities can opt out, if voters approve. Local officials say the requirement is deterring people from filing for the seats. A similar measure failed to pass last year, although the margin was only 29 votes.
Thursday’s assembly agenda has very little else. The assembly will vote on the purchase of 26,000 dollars worth of sand, and will consider holding its meetings in September on two Thursdays, instead of the normal Monday meeting date. Also on the agenda are reports from the mayor and borough manager.