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Borough Mayor candidates discuss local, state issues

...non-departmental funding because his business, Diamond M Ranch, benefits from the partially borough-funded Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council to market his business, but it also uses his tax dollars.Bearup said he wants departments and non-departmentals...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-09-03/borough-mayor-candidates-discuss-loc
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Fun fishing versus tradition

...since it is an election year. Mayor Navarre recently vetoed the bed tax. The borough subsidies the Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council to the tune of $300,000 a year. As a commercial fishermen, and perhaps some others might risk agreeing...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2014-08-07/fun-fishing-versus-tradit
Letters
Assembly upholds mayor's veto

...where it has been discussed in great detail," he said.Shanon Hamrick, executive director of the Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council, which annually receives $300,000 from the borough to promote tourism, said the agency was surprised...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-08-06/assembly-upholds-mayors-veto
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Assembly upholds mayor's veto

...where it has been discussed in great detail," he said. Shanon Hamrick, executive director of the Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council, which annually receives $300,000 from the borough to promote tourism, said the agency was surprised...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-08-05/assembly-upholds-mayors-veto
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Is bed tax just the tip of the iceberg?

...I was under the obviously false impression that the increased revenues would cover the budget of the Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council, and then some. Apparently, those additional revenues have somehow been absorbed into our bloated...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2014-07-28/is-bed-tax-just-the-tip-o
Letters
Assembly sends bed tax ordinance to voters, but could reconsider

...While the ordinance is assembly member-sponsored, Pierce said it is "disingenuous" to say that the Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council didn't assist with its creation. The borough provides $300,000 to KPTMC to market the peninsula...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-07-23/assembly-passes-bed-tax-ordinance-bu
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Proposed bed tax draws comments for and against issue

...ordinance that, if passed, would ask voters on Oct. 7 if a 4 percent bed tax should be implemented.The Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council is currently funded at $300,000 annually to promote tourism in the borough. If the tax passes and...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-07-02/proposed-bed-tax-draws-comments-for-
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Assembly tweaks, passes borough budget

...Economic Development District, Central Area Rural Transit System, Small Business Development Center and Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council. Pierce said he thinks residents of the Kenai Peninsula are split on whether or not their tax dollars...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-06-04/assembly-tweaks-passes-borough-budge
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Bed tax may not be the best route for the borough

...funding. The Clarion reported that the Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council, which has requested $300,000 from...tourism to be self-sustaining - as the Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council says it would like to be - when the proposed...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-05-31/bed-tax-may-not-be-the-best-route
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...joint luncheon at noon on Tuesday at Froso's Restaurant. Shanon Hamrick, executive director of the Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council, will give a presentation on a proposed Kenai Peninsula Borough bed tax ordinance. RSVP to 262-9814...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/2014-06-11/business-news
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