Challenges Facing the Petersburg Borough

© Ione Lynn
© Ione Lynn

An exhausting subject

  • Keeping transportation options and costs reasonable
  • 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.
"We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will." Kofi Annan