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Unemployment benefits need tighter controls

Sunday's Clarion ran a front page story entitled, "6,500 losing federal benefits." The article highlighted a personal story of a woman who quit her job so that she could take care of her aging grandmother and with the loss of her long term unemployment, she feared that she might lose her apartment.
Tensions rise on Beaver Loop plans's office, I'd say that would be compatible," she said. After about an hour debating, Commissioner Clifford Smith said he wanted to keep Beaver Loop Road residential, but no other commissioners commented further. The commission...
Still cluckin'

...speaking against the ordinance. "What's the city going to do when the chickens attract bears?" said Kenai resident Clifford Smith, 58. Chickens were the top cause for defense of life and property brown bear killings this year on the Peninsula...
Despite much clucking, chicken ordinance yet to hatch

...Electric fences, however, when set up properly, have proven "very successful" at deterring the bears, he said.Clifford Smith, a Kenai resident and planning and zoning commissioner, said Wednesday that chicken ownership within city limits...
Bear problem or government problem?

As an owner of a multi-family dwelling in VIP, my dumpster doesn't overflow and it has regular trash pick-up. My tenants, who have small children, have never seen a bear in the area.
A great season comes to a close enthusiast, but I am definitely an Oiler fan now. Good Luck Oilers at the National Baseball Congress World Series and thanks again for many great memories. Hope to see you again next summer, rain or shine. Clifford Smith Kenai
Council seats members, bids farewell to Moore

...vice-mayor. The council also approved Mayor Pat Porter's appointments to vacancies on three commissions and committees. Clifford Smith will serve on the Planning and Zoning Commission, Ryan Tunseth will serve on Parks and Recreation Commission and Yvonne...
Kenai plan gets a peek attendance. After hearing Schmidt and two other residents request for more comment period time, commissioner Clifford Smith suggested the commission extend the comment period. The commission, however, did not extend the comment period...
Kenai planning and zoning plucks apart chicken ordinance

...Department of) Fish and Game and from other neighbors that have said this is going to bring in bears," said Commissioner Clifford Smith, who proposed the motion to vote down the ordinance. Smith said also that the city already has a conditional use...
Kenai comp plan sees further council revisions

...highest possible use." "Mixed (use) and commercial (land use classifications) is a minimum," he said. Clifford Smith, a small buisness owner and planning and zoning commissioner, said he bought a piece of property along the highway...


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