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Yakutat Borough, Alaska

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The City and Borough of Yakutat is one of sixteen organized boroughs in Alaska. It is a unified city-borough, and is one of eight first-class boroughs in the state.

As of the 2000 census, the population was 808.

There are two population centers in the borough--the community of Icy Bay and the area that is the original city of Yakutat.

Yakutat lies 225 miles northwest of Juneau and 220 miles southeast of Cordova. It is at the mouth of Yakutat Bay.

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of Alaska borough websites

The good

  • The names of the Elected Officials are posted, but only the Mayor's contact info is available[1].
  • The emails (but no phone numbers) of the Administrators are listed[2].
  • Zoning information is provided[3].
  • Some information on the sales tax is provided[4].

The bad

  • No agendas or minutes for the Assembly meetings are posted.
  • Budget and audit information is not available.
  • Contracts are not listed.
  • Lobbying affiliations are not listed.
  • No information is provided on how to request public records using the Alaska Public Records Act.

Taxes in Yakutat

Taxes imposed in Yakutat include:

  • Sales: 4%.
  • Property: 10.0 mills.
  • 1% Fish Tax.
  • 8% Bed Tax.
  • 8% Car Rental Tax.
  • 4% Severance Tax[5]

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