Kenai highway referendum moves to the ballot
KENAI, Alaska: The Kenai highway rezoning was called into question in 2008 but just last month, city officials announced that the Kenai Spur Highway Rezoning Referendum will in fact be on the October 2009 ballot. The referendum calls for the reversal of the council's decision to rezone 14 of the 22 total acres to "limited commercial." The zone change permits businesses with buildings no larger than 3,000 square-feet. Petition signature requirements required a minimum of 395 signatures. As of last month city officials confirmed that the signatures were verified and the petition was certified. City officials had considered a special election but decided to simply place the referendum on the October ballot.