Kodiak Island Borough, Alaska

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Budget P
Meetings Y
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Elected Officials Y
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Administrative Officials Y
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Permits, zoning Y
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Audits N
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Contracts Y
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Lobbying N
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Public records Y
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Local taxes P
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Kodiak Island Borough is one of sixteen organized boroughs in Alaska. Its borough seat is Kodiak. As of the 2000 census, the population was 13,913.

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

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of Alaska borough websites

The good

  • A past budget and some financial reports are posted[1].
  • The Assembly meeting minutes and agendas are posted[2].
  • Contact information for the Assembly members and the Mayor is posted[3].
  • Contact information for the Administrative departments is posted[4].
  • Zoning information is provided[5].
  • The Borough's contracts are posted[6]. (Kodiak is the only one of the sixteen boroughs that does disclose this information.)
  • The ways to request public records are listed[7].
  • Some tax forms and documents are provided[8].

The bad

  • Lobbying affiliations are not provided.
  • Regular financial audits are not posted.

Taxes in the borough

  • Sales: None.
  • Property: 10.5 mills (8 service areas)
  • 5% Bed Tax.
  • 1.05% Severance Tax[9]

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