The Ketchikan School District and Ketchikan Gateway Borough budgets will be back in front of the Borough Assembly on Monday, despite lack of legislative movement on the state budget.
The Assembly introduced ordinances for both spending plans during its last meeting, and members expressed hope that they’d know more about the state budget before the issues came back for a final vote. Part of the problem is education funding, which is still under debate among state lawmakers.
Depending on how that debate is resolved, school officials might have to fill a $320,000 hole in the district budget.
Also on Monday, the Assembly will consider another ordinance that would remove the restriction against mobile buildings in parts of Saxman. The City of Saxman has requested the change, which is similar to one that the Assembly recently rejected.
This revised ordinance, however, only applies to commercial, industrial and public lands. It retains a restriction against mobile buildings in residential neighborhoods.
Monday’s meeting follows a Board of Equalization meeting, which starts at 5 p.m. in Assembly chambers at the White Cliff building. Public comment will be heard at the start of the meeting.