With the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers putting a proposed expansion of Nome’s port on pause for at least a year, council members discussed a way forward at Monday’s meeting.
Some of the nonprofit and charity groups are asking for a portion of NSEDC’s annual community benefit share; others want a permanent place in the city’s ledger.
The Walker administration has restored $7.7 million to the state’s basic homeless assistance program, or BHAP, funding 40 shelters emergency and homeless shelters statewide.
The Basic Homeless Assistance Program grant, which provides up to $6 million a year to emergency shelters and transitional housing programs across Alaska, has been cut from Gov. Walker’s budget.
On budget with the city’s new museum, library, and cultural center, the City Council addressed the utility’s loans before discussing how to spend an NSEDC donation and how to eventually deal with legal marijuana sales.
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