An ordinance that would restrict the number of retail marijuana stores within city limits to one is back in front of the Ketchikan City Council on Thursday.
The ordinance was approved in first reading during the Council’s Sept. 1st meeting. Since then, the Council member who first suggested the one-store limit has said she’s changed her mind.
Julie Isom said on Monday that she plans to propose an amendment that would allow two retail pot shops in city limits.
Also Thursday, the Council will consider a series of measures related to the Port and Harbors Department. The first vote authorizes the sale of $2 million in voter-approved bonds to pay for harbor improvements. Those bonds will be paid off through harbor fees, according to city information.
Other motions include refinancing Port revenue bonds, which will save about $7.7 million over the next 20 years; a $200,000 contract for additional design and inspection work for the Berths 1 and 2 rehabilitation project; and extending the city’s $7-per-passenger cruise head tax through 2019 to pay for planned additional modifications to the port.
The Council also has two executive sessions scheduled. One is to discuss legal strategies related to recovering the city’s cost of demolishing the former Bawden Street Apartments building. The second is to discuss the annual evaluation of City Manager Karl Amylon.
Thursday’s Council meeting starts at 7 p.m. in City Council chambers. Public comment will be heard at the start of the meeting.