The city of Hoonah recently submitted a petition to the state to form a borough, laying claim to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve and most of Chichagof Island and a peninsula on Admiralty Island.
The Juneau Assembly is advancing its petition to annex parts of Admiralty Island, despite an attempt by an Assembly member to bring the issue back for further review.
A fight over land is reigniting after the City and Borough of Juneau submitted a proposal to annex portions of Admiralty Island to the state’s Local Boundary Commission.
The City and Borough of Juneau’s controversial petition to annex four tracts — three on Admiralty Island — is headed to the Local Boundary Commission for consideration. The Assembly majority spoke to KTOO to explain its reasoning.
The City & Borough of Juneau is looking at potentially massive expansions of its boundaries. A handful of people own property in one of the tracts aren’t pleased.
A state commission approved to petitions for Dillingham and Manokotak to annex land in the Nushagak commercial fishing district against their staff’s recommendations. The annexations will allow the two city’s to tax salmon harvested in the district.
Alaska’s Local Boundary Commission Tuesday approved a petition to incorporate a new city on northern Prince of Wales Island in Southeast Alaska.
Petersburg spent close to $70,000 fighting to keep its borough boundaries, after Juneau contested them in court. Petersburg won, but it’s not getting much of its money back.
The Supreme Court’s decision puts to bed a dispute over about 1,500 square miles of Southeast Alaska both boroughs laid claim to.
Within 5 minutes of Juneau’s attorney beginning her arguments in the Alaska Supreme Court, the chief justice wondered out loud if Juneau had a case at all.