Official runoff election results confirmed Mark Johnson took home 338 votes, while Matt Culley received 146. 484 counted votes, excluding 4 questioned ballots discounted by the State, were cast during the runoff between Culley and Johnson.
Public outcry saw the council allow two contentious tax proposals die without consideration, but an idea to assess property tax on aircraft moved closer to a final vote.
The Alaska Municipal League wrapped up a second day of events on August 14 — with a gubernatorial debate between Democrat Byron Mallot and unaffiliated candidate Bill Walker.
In Tuesday’s news: The Nome City Council discusses the city’s stance on upcoming Coastal Management ballot initiative; Alaska legislature moves alcohol regulation to Department of Commerce;…