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Proposed bed tax draws comments for and against issue

...change to the ordinance and failed two amendments to the bed tax percentage.The ordinance sponsored by assembly member Bill Smith originally called for 75 percent of collected tax outside of cities to be used for tourism marketing and 25 percent to...
Assembly lowers threshold for voters to change sales tax rate, postpones vote on by-mail elections

...adjust funds to account for a crisis. The ordinance passed with five votes in favor cast by assembly members Johnson, Bill Smith, Hal Smalley, Sue McClure and Mako Haggerty. The assembly postponed an ordinance to hold elections by-mail to the...
Doris Evelyn Juday Schumacher

...survived by her brother, John and wife, Martha Schumacher of Glendale, Arizona, and sister, Phyllis and husband Rev. Bill Smith.In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her name may be given to the Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund, 208...
KPTMC encourages bed tax for Peninsula

...establish a 4 percent bed tax contingent on voter approval will be introduced. The ordinance, sponsored by assembly member Bill Smith, proposes that 75 percent of the tax collected in unincorporated areas of the borough would go to tourism promotion...
Assembly to vote on vote-by-mail elections

...that we could actually save money, but the extra printing and postage costs added up," said assembly member Bill Smith.However, the assumed savings were a secondary consideration, Smith said about an ordinance he sponsored to require...
Voting from home

...requiring borough elections be held by mail is up for introduction at Tuesday's assembly meeting.Assembly member Bill Smith sponsored the ordinance, which proposes that instating vote-by-mail precincts borough-wide would be more efficient...
Assembly decides to keep current compensation for members

...personal leave from his job and the allowance for assembly members doesn't come close to reimbursing him. Assembly member Bill Smith, who introduced a substitute ordinance to increase members' monthly allowances effective in October 2016, said he...
Assembly compensation talks continue

...members. The assembly voted to amend Johnson's ordinance with a substitute ordinance sponsored by assembly member Bill Smith, which looks to increase compensation to account for inflation rates. The assembly postponed the vote to adopt the...
Who does assembly represent?

...monthly stipend which the assembly voted down 8 to 1. The original ordinance died in favor of a substitute introduced by Bill Smith, assemblyman from Homer, that keeps all the benefits in place and adds 40 percent to the stipend. Only assemblymen...
Assembly debates compensation at length

...meeting.While an ordinance sponsored by assembly member Brent Johnson and a substitute sponsored by assembly member Bill Smith were both up for public hearings, an enacting vote was postponed to allow for additional public comment. Johnson's...


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