June 28, 2006
According to the Alaska Department of Commerce, sixty-two percent of the residents of the Ketchikan Gateway Borough are currently served by two local governments. If the voters approve consoldiation of the city and borough governments, that figure will drop to only 3 percent - the residents of Saxman.
In order to participate in the election, a voter must be registered in and be a resident of the Ketchikan Gateway Borough thirty days prior to the election. Voters can contact the Division of Elections Region I Office at (907) 465-3021 to update or to confirm that their voter registration is current in order to ensure eligibility ot partivcipate in this election.
The first meeting of the Ketchikan Charter Commission was held on January 21, 2004. Members of the Charter Commission were elected by Ketchikan voters. Members of the Ketchikan Charter Commission are: Mike Painter, Debbie Otte, Glen Thompson, John Harrington, Dennis McCarthy, Jerry Kiffer and Brad Finney.
Since the Ketchikan Charter Commission's first meeting on January 21, 2004, approximately 45 public meetings have been held in Ketchikan.
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