Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska

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Budget Y
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Elected Officials Y
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Administrative Officials P
Permits, zoning P
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Contracts N
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Lobbying N
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Public records Y
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Ketchikan Gateway Borough is one of sixteen organized boroughs in Alaska. Its borough seat is Ketchikan. As of the 2000 census, the population was 14,070.

The borough is one of seven second-class boroughs in the state.

Ballot measures


October 6=

See also: October 6, 2009 ballot measures in Alaska

Defeatedd Proposition 1, Transient Occupancy Tax Increase (October 2009)
Approveda Proposition 2, Creation of General Obligations Bond (October 2009)

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of Alaska borough websites

The good

  • Current and past budget information is posted[1] as well as some financial audits.
  • Monthly financial reports are available[2].
  • There are links to the Assembly meeting minutes since 1963[3].
  • Contact information for the elected officials is provided[4].
  • Contact information for some of the Administrators is listed.
  • The form for requesting public records is posted[5].
  • Zoning forms are available, but little explanatory information is provided[6].
  • Links to tax information are provided[7].

The bad

  • Lobbying affiliations and contracts are not disclosed.


This information is based on a report by the Alaska Office of the Assessor's 2008 report.[8]

Borough Class Property tax Sales tax Raw fish tax Liquor tax Bed tax Tobacco tax Other special taxes
Ketchikan Gateway Borough 2nd
2.5% - - 4% - -

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