Kenai Peninsula Borough

Assembly can’t decide on revenue; mayor cuts schools, tourism funding

Three revenue options were on the table Tuesday, and the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly chose none of them. The assembly turned down three funding options… Continue reading

Borough assembly gets back into taxes Tuesday

Though the budget is finalized for the upcoming year, the finance battles aren’t done at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly yet. The assembly approved the… Continue reading

Borough kicks more money into junk car removal

The borough is planning to put a little more oomph into keeping junk cars out of its roads. Along with the moose and eagles, abandoned… Continue reading

Assembly backs request to name two Seward mountains

Two mountain peaks east of Seward may soon bear names honoring the city’s past. The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly approved a resolution supporting naming two… Continue reading

Federal disaster declared to repair Seward storm damage

It can be a long process after a natural disaster to finally get funding on the ground. On Friday, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced… Continue reading

Borough approves K-Selo school bonds

Voters will get to decide the future of a new school for the students of Kachemak Selo in the fall. The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly… Continue reading

Assembly approves budget with more school funding, mill rate increase

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly passed its fiscal year 2019 budget with a slight increase to school funding and a property tax rate increase. At… Continue reading

Here are all the taxes the assembly is talking about

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly shot down one revenue option Tuesday night but has a number of others waiting for upcoming meetings. The assembly has… Continue reading

How to tax a tourist: Revenue debate at borough assembly seeks to target visitors

The Kenai Peninsula Borough is trying to figure out the best way to use tourists’ money to pay for its government. In the past year,… Continue reading

Borough budget could bring cuts, increase for nondepartmentals

Next Tuesday night’s Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting could bring cuts or increases to the borough’s three economic development programs. The Kenai Peninsula Economic Development… Continue reading

Gravel pit group chips away at bond issues

One of the key controversies with gravel pits in the borough is who is responsible for cleaning them up after the digging, crushing and hauling… Continue reading

Assembly to consider bonds for K-Selo school

Kenai Peninsula Borough voters may be asked this fall to take on several million dollars in bond debt to pay for a new school in… Continue reading

Assembly still torn on how to plug budget shortfall

With one meeting left before they have to approve the fiscal year 2019 budget, the members of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly have yet to… Continue reading

North road extension environmental permitting finished

The Kenai Peninsula Borough’s plan to extend the Kenai Spur Highway north of Nikiski received its last piece of environmental permitting when Federal Highway Administration… Continue reading

Borough and municipalities contest revenue changes

Editor's note: This story has been changed to correct Soldotna's yearly sales tax revenue.  City managers from around the Kenai Peninsula said Kenai Peninsula Borough… Continue reading

Health clinic, hospital finances center stage in boundary debate

For the third time in four years, the community of Ninilchik is the center of a debate about who in the Kenai Peninsula Borough should… Continue reading

Assembly sets base funding for school district at $49.7M

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will get at least as much funding from the borough in fiscal year 2019 as it did this year.… Continue reading

Borough trims employees, travel to cut back expenses

Most departments in the borough are looking at budget cuts in the upcoming fiscal year in personnel, supplies, contracts or other assorted expenses. The Kenai… Continue reading

What goes into the borough budget?

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly begins the long process of hashing out its budget for fiscal year 2019 on Monday. The administration has been working… Continue reading

Gravel pit group digs into recommendations

With two public listening sessions behind them, the members of the borough’s working group on gravel pits are digging into their list of recommendations. The… Continue reading