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Budget issues can be addressed without more taxes

...deflecting poor management by the borough, under the guise of "it's the seniors' fault" that Kenai Peninsula Borough service areas are in need of additional funding. From the mayor, Feb. 25: Seniors use emergency services more than any...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2014-03-05/budget-issues-can-be-addr
Letters
Community must find solution to keep Skyview pool open

...of the city's recreation center and teen center, with positive results. Another option might be to establish a borough service area to use property taxes to help with operation of the central peninsula's school pools for community use. In...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-02-08/community-must-find-solution-to-k
Opinion
Proposition 1 will provide tax relief for resident homeowners

...Proposition One will achieve a fair, equitable and appropriate level of taxation for all homeowners with no loss of borough service. Please learn all the facts and vote yes on Proposition One. James Price Alaskans for Property Tax Relief Now

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2013-09-22/letter-to-the-editor
Letters
Now is your chance to contribute to your community

...diving in to public service, but not quite ready for a run for the school board or assembly, there are numerous borough service area boards in need of candidates. Service area boards provide valuable input to the assembly and borough administration...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2012-07-29/now-is-your-chance-to-contribute-
Opinion
Mayor seeks changes in borough, service area board relationship

Mayor John Williams has asked the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly to relieve him of an authority he says he doesn't need.

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/073007/news_3254.shtml
Filing deadline looms for election hopefuls

...incumbent from Kasilof, were facing no challengers as of Friday afternoon. A host of seats are open on the various borough service area boards, but nowhere had a direct competition developed by Friday. Of interest, perhaps, is Victoria Pate's...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/081405/news_0814new004001.shtml
Want new faces in politics? Then let's see yours

...reelection, while the other open seat is the most hotly contested of any race this election with five candidates. Borough service area board races are the saddest at all. Twenty-one candidates filed to run for 34 open seats, with only one race...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/081907/oped_3489.shtml
Borough assembly prioritizes its wish list

...primary residence. The borough wants that exemption increased to $50,000. Among the projects listed for various borough service areas are a $170,000 ambulance for the village of Nikolaevsk requested by the Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Service...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/121502/new_1215020006.shtml
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Mayor proposes changing tax rates; capping seniors? exemption

...retiring seniors have moved to the borough and built very expensive homes on which they pay no taxes, while using borough services. The real property exempted from all taxes has grown from about $180.8 million in 1999 to a whopping $429...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/022007/news_0220new001.shtml
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State to assist LNG workers: Plant closure will have impact on borough, service area finances

The State of Alaska announced Thursday that it will help with job training and placement efforts for Kenai Peninsula residents who are losing their jobs as a result of ConocoPhillip's decision to close the Liquified Natural Gas plant in Nikiski.

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/021111/new_784235012.shtml
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