Challenges Facing the Petersburg Borough
Communicating is not so easy.
Keeping efficiency in our local government and taxation as low as possible
Keeping quality medical care and facilities
Maintaining school funding
Maintaining the quality of community services that are now provided
Diversifying the local economy
Minimizing the impact of local government on peoples' lives
Keeping the needs of the borough before the Alaska legislature and the Alaska delegation
Reducing dependency on outside funding sources to stabilize budgets
Minimizing taxation particularly on lower income brackets
Planning for and maintaining the local infrastructure.
Advocate for north and south ferry service
Represent all interests once a decision is made
Placing our community in a position to garner funds for our local infrastructure
The last several years have been hard on us for so many different reasons. Unfortunately, a great division has been created that will only serve to make it harder to move forward. Regardless of what choices are made, we stand stronger as a community if we can debate, air differences, vote, and then move forward. It is time for some healing to take place.