Nome voters rejected a proposed sales tax increase on alcohol and tobacco during Tuesday’s city elections.
Nome voters will decide Tuesday whether to adopt the so-called “Sin Tax,” a citywide tax increase on all alcohol and tobacco products.
Brandy Arrington has been running unopposed for Nome’s School Board Seat B, but less than a week before election day, Charles Pullock is launching a write-in campaign for the seat.
The council is looking to auction off roughly two dozen parcels, including properties the city reclaimed through abatement.
The September 8 City Council meeting saw updates on a few projects in Nome—including local construction and work on the Richard Foster building.
Six candidates have filed their intention to run, unopposed, in the Nome municipal election this October.
The city estimates about $800,000 could be collected by removing the sales tax exemption for churches, nonprofits, and other organizations in town.
When paired with a $1.3 million grant from the Rasmuson Foundation, the Richard Foster Building has most—but not all—of its funding needs met.
The city’s legal counsel says the Nome City Council should award the contract “without regard to any potential zoning violation.”
Months of budget battles concluded last night with the final passage of funding for the city, schools, and capital projects.