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Prop 2 asks voters to weigh in on strong mayor or borough manager

...McClure said. Besides, a borough manager will cost more money, won't...No. 2, which would support a borough manager/weakened mayor form of government...the concept of a weak mayor and borough manager. If the public decides on Oct...
Judge invalidates part of school funding mechanism

...continue to evaluate the decision and any appeal options."We're looking forward to the future," Ketchikan Gateway Borough Manager Dan Bockhorst told The Associated Press on Monday. "We feel what Judge Carey decided was a major victory for the...
Mayor, manager or both?: Former deputy borough attorney has another solution

...supporter of having some form of borough manager for many years. I worked at...Best who was, in effect, the borough manager. The current mayor has five...In my opinion, putting the borough manager question on the ballot, just...
A major change in local political philosophy

...called last week for a ballot initiative to establish a borough manager form of government. That's got to be one of the...before voters this fall. Right now those folks have a borough manager and will ask themselves if they want a strong mayor...
Koch applies for Mat-Su manager job

...considered for the position of Matanuska-Susitna Borough manager. "I'm interested to see if those folks would think...the borough mayor a stronger position and reduce the borough manager's responsibilities this October, he said. This...
Proposition 2 the wrong way to go

...mayor is not the way to go. I am sure some KPB Assembly Members seek to have total control of hiring and firing a "Borough Manager." Proposition 2 will allow the Assembly Members to basically direct all the Borough activities. If Proposition...
Koch renews contract to stay in Kenai

...applied for a job in the valley while working for Kenai. In 2010, Koch applied for the position of Matanuska-Susitna Borough manager, according to a Peninsula Clarion article.The council meeting ended before Koch could respond to the council's...
Group wants to export crude oil using Skagway's port

...There's no oil and gas permits needed for trucking that crude from Canada to Skagway," she said. Interim Skagway borough manager Emily Deach said the company probably will not need a local permit, either. "If they're going to be trucking...
Bill would repeal local contribution to education

...burden while some of the 19 other districts are actually some of the state's most prosperous," Ketchikan Gateway Borough Manager Dan Bockhorst said to the committee.Bockhorst said Ketchikan's lawsuit is based on the borough's belief that...
Hiring a borough manager a bad idea

Hiring a manager, picked by the borough assembly, to operate the Kenai Peninsula borough is a very bad idea and has every appearance of an attempted power grab by the assembly by an end-run around the critical function of our mayor's office.


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