Adoption of an ordinance to increase airport parking fees is in front of the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly on Monday.
The assembly approved the ordinance in first reading on March 11.
If adopted, parking on Gravina Island would increase by $4 per day. Parking on Revilla Island would go from $1 to $2 a day. The changes would take effect July 1.
According to a memo, the airport lots have been filling up more than usual recently, and there is indication some people are using the lots as vehicle storage, even if they’re not traveling.
The airport on Friday sent out an alert that its parking lots are full or almost full, likely due to Spring Break travel.
In other matters, the assembly will consider introducing an ordinance to dedicate 100-percent of the borough’s tobacco tax to public education. Schools currently receive 85 percent of those revenues. The rest was designated for tobacco cessation. However, the borough has been unable to establish a cessation program.
Monday’s meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. in borough assembly chambers at the White Cliff building. Public comment will be heard at the start of the meeting.