The Fire Protection Area No. 1 Board Budget Work Session scheduled for Saturday March 2, 2024 at 9 a.m. has been cancelled. Read on...
Notice is hereby given that the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly will hold a special meeting on Thursday, February 29, 2024 immediately following the 6:30 p.m. Work Session in the Borough Assembly Chambers, 710 Mill Bay Road. Read on...
The Kodiak Island Borough's Planning and Zoning Commission is asking for comments on the proposed code changes to Kodiak Island Borough's Accessory Dwelling Unit 17.160.070 and other related sections. Read on...
What kind of government is the Kodiak Island Borough?
The Kodiak Island Borough is a second-class borough which is a political subdivision of the State of Alaska that provides services and exercises powers on a regional basis. It is similar to a county in many other areas of the United States.
What is the structure of the Kodiak Island Borough Government?
The Kodiak Island Borough currently operates under an Assemblyl-Manager form of government.
The Kodiak Island Borough Mayor acts as ceremonial head of the borough, presides over the Assembly (Council) at all meetings, and signs ordinances and other documents on the borough’s behalf. The mayor may participate in Assembly discussions of the Assembly but may not vote except in the case of a tie vote of the Assembly. The mayor may also veto an ordinance, resolution, motion, or other action of the assembly and may strike or reduce appropriation items except for school budget items. The mayor is elected at-large by the citizens of the borough.
The legislative power of the Kodiak Island Borough is vested in a seven-member Assembly, all elected at-large by the citizens. The assembly formally establishes borough policy by ordinance or resolution.
The mayor and the Assembly share legislative functions. Policymaking resides with elected officials, while oversight of the day-to-day operations of the community resides with the manager.
The Kodiak Island Borough Manager is responsible for carrying out the policies established by the Assembly and for the proper administration of all borough affairs, including the management of staff.
When and Where are Assembly meetings held?
Regular Meetings are held on the first and third Thursday of each month.
Work Sessions are held on Thursdays, a week prior to the regular meeting.
The above meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. in the Borough Building Assembly Chambers at 710 Mill Bay Road in Kodiak.
Special Meetings may be called as needed to supplement the regularly scheduled meetings.
All meeting information, including dates, times, agendas, and supporting documentation, can be found at https://kodiakak.civicweb.net/portal/. Meetings are also broadcast live and recorded on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/@kodiakislandborough4706/streams.
What is the difference between a Regular Meeting and a Work Session?
A Regular Meeting is the time when the Assembly makes formal decisions on matters that come before them as scheduled on the agenda.
A Work Session provides time for the mayor and assembly to review the matters that will come before them at the next Regular Meeting and time to be informed of and explore other matters that they may wish to address at a future date.
How do I share my comments or concerns about an issue with the mayor and members of the Assembly?
Members of the public are given an opportunity to speak for up the three minutes at the beginning of each Work Session and Regular Meeting, and at the end of each Regular Meeting under the agenda item titled Citizens’ Comments.
When an ordinance is being considered, there will be a public hearing in which members of the public may speak in favor or against the issue under consideration.
Comments and concerns may also be shared via email. Email addresses for each member of the Assembly can be found on the Borough website at https://www.kodiakak.us/92/Borough-Assembly
Note: All written or electronic correspondence sent to Borough officials or staff is subject to provisions of the Alaska Statutes and may be made available to the public upon request.