Assembly OKs bed tax for ballot, but could reconsider vote Aug. 5

With a 5-4 vote, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly passed an ordinance at its Tuesday meeting to ask voters on the Oct. 7 ballot if a borough-wide bed tax should be implemented.

But that could change.

After assembly president Hal Smalley announced the ordinance passed — assembly members Kelly Wolf, Mako Haggerty, Charlie Pierce and Wayne Ogle voted against the ordinance — Wolf gave notice of reconsideration of the vote.

Navarre named to gasline advisory board


Gov. Sean Parnell named the members of the Municipal Advisory Gas Project Review Board last week.
Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre will serve on the board, which aims to discuss potential impacts of the proposed Alaska Pipeline Project to Alaska boroughs and cities.
With Nikiski as the top choice for the LNG plant and terminal, Navarre said possible changes in tax structuring would impact the borough.

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