Proposition 1

Alder Seaman

Proposition 1, if passed, will ban all marijuana sales, cultivation, paraphernalia sales and testing in borough areas outside of incorporated cities. Leif Abel,  Doug Anderson and Amy Jackman, representatives of 
Keep Cannabis Legal, a group formed to oppose Prop 1, are the guests on this week's Coffee Table.

Homer City Council Prepares to Pass Budget

Dec 3, 2015

Proposition I passed in Homer's special election, Tuesday – that's according to unofficial results released by the city. City Manager, Katie Koester, is now focused on what’s next.

Homer City Council asked the voters if, for three years, they could suspend three quarters of a percent of city sales tax that usually goes into to the Homer Accelerated Roads and Trails fund, also known as H.A.R.T. And the voters said, Yes. Homer City Manager, Katie Koester says it shows the community was willing to sacrifice to keep the city going.

Credit: KBBI Photo

Homer Mayor Beth Wythe, and Council Member David Lewis joined KBBI's Quinton Chandler to discuss the December 1st Special Election in the City of Homer to suspend funding the Homer Accelerated Roads and Trails (HART) fund and directing those dollars into the City's General Fund. The discussion also covered the City's current financial situation and touched on other matter the City is dealing with.

Grocery Tax Takes Another Blow

Oct 20, 2015
Photo Courtesy of National Public Radio

Alaska Statute only allows general law cities to tax the same items taxed by their borough unless the borough makes an exception. Kenai Peninsula Borough voters repealed an ordinance this year that gave general law cities the power to tax non-prepared foods year round. The voter decision means the cities of Soldotna and Seldovia will see a decrease in tax revenue.