Sitka Borough, Alaska

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Budget N
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Meetings P
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 N
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Lobbying N
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Public records Y
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Local taxes Y
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The City and Borough of Sitka is one of sixteen organized boroughs in Alaska. It is a unified city-borough located on the west side of Baranof Island in the Alexander Archipelago. As of 2005, the city-borough's estimated population was 8,986, making it Alaska's fourth-largest city by population.[1]

The borough is one of eight first-class boroughs in the state.

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of Alaska borough websites

The good

  • The Assembly members and their contact information is posted[2].
  • Assembly meeting agendas, but not minutes, are posted[3].
  • Contact information for the Administrators is provided[4].
  • Building permit information is available[5].
  • A form for requesting public records is available[6].
  • Tax information is provided[7].

The bad

  • No budget or audit information is posted.
  • Contracts are not available online.
  • Lobbying affiliations are not listed


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
Sitka Borough Unified home rule
5%/6% - - 6% 50 mill tax

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