Thursday is an extra-busy day for meetings in Ketchikan, with the Alaska Municipal League, the Ketchikan Marijuana Advisory Committee and the Ketchikan City Council all gathering at different times during the day.
The Municipal League summer legislative conference started Wednesday at Cape Fox Lodge, with day-long meetings of the Alaska Conference of Mayors and Alaska Municipal Management Association.
Thursday morning is general meeting, starting at 8:30 a.m. with remarks from AML President Linda Murphy. She’ll be followed by an update on marijuana regulations, presented by Cynthia Franklin and Sarah Oates of the Alcoholic Beverage and Marijuana Control Boards.
Also presenting to the AML Thursday morning is Alaska’s commerce commissioner, talking about the budget.
The afternoon AML session is dedicated to a discussion of legislative priorities.
While that’s going on, the Marijuana Advisory Committee will meet at 1:30 p.m. in Assembly chambers, and will be talking about state marijuana regulations with Cynthia Franklin.
The MAC also will talk about a potential limit on the number of marijuana retail businesses to allow locally; and local taxation of commercial marijuana.
The last meeting of the day is the Ketchikan City Council, starting at 7 p.m. in City Council chambers.
The Council agenda includes a proposal to transfer ownership of the Main Street fire hall to the Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council for an artist residency program – we aired a story about that earlier this week, and you can listen to it on our website.
The Council also will consider an approximately $44,000 budget transfer to pay for an update to the city’s 2013 water and wastewater rate study; and various contracts for harbor improvement projects. A discussion of issues related to marijuana legalization also is on the agenda.