Economics

From Senator Gary Stevens – Capitol Projects & Updates

Senator Gary StevensSenate Rules Chairwww.aksenate.org GaVEL FALLS ON 25TH ALASKA LEGISLATURE: Juneau—The gavel fell on the second session of the 25th Alaska Legislature early this (Sunday afternoon) after lawmakers gave their approval to the final major piece of legislation, the Fiscal Year ’2009 Capital Budget. Working with Representatives Paul Seaton […]

Informational Community Meeting Notice

Informational Community Meeting Notice

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Members of the Public, the City Council, the Planning and Zoning Commission, the Historic Preservation Commission and the Port and Commerce Advisory Board are invited to an Informational Community Meeting in the Rae Building to: EXPLORE THE POTENTIAL FOR NUCLEAR POWER GENERATION IN SEWARD Wednesday, […]

Plastic Recycling at Seward Transfer Station

Plastic Recycling at Seward Transfer Station

Our transfer station is now accepting some plastics for recycling. Plastics marked 1 or 2 on the bottom will now be able to be recycled! Good news. Look at your plastic containers and find the number on the bottom, usually with a triangle around the number and if they are […]

HOW TO BUST SEWARD SAFEWAY

Besides Three Bears, Safeway grocery store is the only big chain supermarket in town.  It’s the 21st century hunting ground for most of us living in Seward and surrounding areas. We sure have it easy as long as the Seward Highway is open. The food comes all packaged, cleaned and […]

Coal Ship Loading to Begin April 4

Coal Ship Loading to Begin April 4

Coal ship loading to begin April 4 at the Seward Coal Loading Facility Coal dust mitigation measures in place if unfavorable weather occurs The Alaska Railroad Corporation (ARRC) expects to begin loading coal onto a ship on Friday, April 4, with operations likely to last for several days. Residents may […]

Why Fuel Prices are Obscene

Gas prices reflect refinery gouging By: CHARLES LANGLEY – for the North County Times Big Oil’s earnings statements read more like a confession than a profit report. As North County’s gas prices edge toward $3.50 a gallon, consumers should know that gasoline now costs 11 cents more than it did […]

RBCA Lawsuit Decision

[Note: original PDF document> seward_ruling_doc.pdf ] IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF ALASKA RESURRECTION BAY CONSERVATION ALLIANCE,Plaintiffs,vs.CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA,Defendant. Case No. 3:06-cv-0224-RRB FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT   I. INTRODUCTION Before the Court are Plaintiffs Resurrection Bay Conservation Alliance (“RBCA”) and Alaska Community Action on Toxics (“ACAT”) […]

Railroad Project Impacts Us

Railroad Project Impacts Us

From the Seward Chamber of Commerce E-News: Port Mackenzie Rail Extension Progress For those of you in the know, you aren’t surprised by the fact that the Alaska Railroad is moving on to the next step in the Port Mac Rail Extension project – environmental review.  This project as a […]

Letter of Concern

Letter of Concern

Extreme environmental factions are restricting economic development and employment opportunities here on the Kenai Peninsula and throughout Alaska. These groups have a propensity for placing roadblocks on business and development opportunities. In Seward, environmental investigation and impact statement requirements, have been aimed at business from the Alaska Railroad, Seward Ships, […]

Electric bills spike when Seward is cut off

December 13, 2007 To the City Council, City Manager Phillip Oates, Assistant City Manager Kirsten Vesel, City Clerk Jean Lewis, and staff, Due to natural gas shortages, Chugach Electric cut Seward off twice in December, forcing the city to run its diesel generators. I understand that this can happen any […]

2007 Economic Forum Results

2007 Economic Forum Results

Economic Forum Results   Top 10 Things/Themes for Support of Business   Encourage movement between downtown and harbor Install attractive and informative signage (wood) including maps Develop walking tours with graphic images along the designated route Develop an awning policy to encourage walking and incentives to install awnings Connect the […]

and More Budget Process Thoughts

Monday nights work session was one of the most productive budget work session I have attended in this city. The city managers revised Budget Introduction was well put, input and questions from the council and the audience, thank you Mayor Corbridge for allowing public input, was well thought out and […]

More Budget Process Thoughts

1) The Seasonal Sales Tax may look good in the budget document, but what are the adverse affects on the businesses?, summer workers? and citizens? of Seward. It costs businesses to change register and computer programs; summer workers, that are heavily relied upon by many businesses, will migrate to other […]

2008 Preliminary Operating Budget

Here is the budget in electronic [pdf] form thanks to the folks at the City Clerks Office. The file is also available from the City website in the ‘news‘ section. The file has been optimized for web viewing but is still quite large at 4.5 Mb. It may take some […]

Thoughts about the Budget Process

Based on the City Managers Budget Introduction the ’08 budget is a work of art – for a top down budget. As always at this time of the year it’s a matter of what services the citizens want to see cut if they are unwilling to pony-up for tax and/or […]

City Legislative History Document Database

City Legislative History Document Database

My vision to put the city’s legislative history on a document imaging database, that can be viewed by the public anytime, and can be stored off-site for disaster recovery if needed, finally came to fruition TODAY with the final touch of linking it on our website.   The city’s legislative […]