Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Peter Micciche will give his report sooner during borough assembly meetings following assembly approval Tuesday of legislation changing their order of business.
Currently, the “Mayor’s Report” appears on borough assembly agendas after presentations, public comments, public hearings and new assembly business. Under the ordinance approved Tuesday, the mayor’s report will now be given after the first round of public comments and before public hearings and new assembly business.
Assembly President Brent Johnson sponsored the ordinance with assembly member Bill Elam.
Elam said some who attend borough assembly meetings are exclusively interested in hearing updates from the mayor, and may not want to sit through the whole meeting before hearing him speak.
“I think that there is a lot of logic in having his presentation earlier just because of the many things that he oversees in the borough and the many things that he is in contact with on, practically, a daily basis,” Johnson said.
Micciche said giving his report earlier in the meeting would allow him to weigh in on issues the assembly might otherwise discuss before he is able to update them with the latest information.
“A lot of the things in my report are relevant to your meeting content and sometimes it’s at the end and after I might be able to provide some input or information that might help with your discussion,” Micciche said.
Tuesday’s assembly meeting will be available to stream on the borough’s website at kpb.legistar.com.
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