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Kenai Council candidates answer questions at forum

The personal-use fishery, Kenai's mill rate and purchasing policy, and the improbable unification...said that it would be important to keep the mill rate and sales tax stable. Kenai's mill rate - the amount of property tax taken from each...
Mayor proposes unified hospital service areas

...larger system could have the same problem as Central Peninsula Hospital has at present - care is expensive to keep the mill rate low and keep the hospital profitable, increasing about 10 percent annually, he said."There's a tension between...
Election result leave plenty to talk about

...recognize public safety as a priority; 58 percent of voters in the Central Emergency Service Area OK'd bonds - and a mill rate increase to repay them - for Central Emergency Services to replace aging emergency vehicles.The results of Proposition...
Quality of Life tops mayoral candidate's priorities

...for residential areas, Sprague said he could make the argument that people living within the city have a lower total mill rate than those outside in Kenai Peninsula Borough territory. For Sprague, the enticement of low property taxes within city...
Voices of the Peninsula: Vote No on Prop 1 and demand changes to borough tax structure taxes last year. If the City were to make up the difference in lost revenue by raising property taxes, our mill rate would increase from .5 to 2.79. For a property worth $250,000, the City's portion of your property tax bill...
Paul Whitney: Soldotna facing revenue issues

...provide City services, police protection, public works and parks & recreation. The City currently has probably the lowest mill rate in the State if not in the country because our operating budget is almost entirely funded through sales tax.What does...
Soldotna council candidates weigh-in during sparsely attended forum

...passes." Murphy and Nelson also said they did not support the initiative. "I think we've got a great low property mill rate here in the city and a good amount of services," Nelson said. "I don't want to see that cut." Annexation A plan...
Gary Knopp: Participation in local government is crucial

...will decide what your tax rate will be, what education funding will be, whether tax exemptions will exist or not, the mill rates for service areas, services for roads, emergency responders, user fees etc. And yet it is as if not enough people...
Nikiski voters shoot down law enforcement service area

...this to the public and see what they had to say," Carpenter said. The measure also sought voter approval for a 1.5 mill rate levy increase, or an extra $150 per $100,000 of assessed property value for each taxpayer in the service area boundaries...
Q&A: South Peninsula assembly candidates share views

...many years the rate stood at 2%. About 10 years ago Assembly approved an increase to 3% and decreased property tax mill rates from 5.5 to 4.5 mills.I believe the current balance between sales and property tax rates is equitable and that the...


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