Koch Outlines City Priorities

The purse strings in Juneau are tightening, as declining oil production weighs on state representatives. The House Finance Committee yesterday revealed their $9.7 billion operating budget, 2 percent lower than Governor Sean Parnell’s proposal.


The budget saw cuts in every department except corrections.


Public testimony will be taken at the Kenai Legislative Information Office tomorrow from 4:15pm to 5:15pm, with each individual given two minutes.


Rep. Kurt Olson recently commented on the tightened budgets, and added that this would probably be one of the last years with a significant capital budget. He said it is likely Kenai and Soldotna will receive funding for their top priority projects.


Kenai City Manager Rick Koch outlined Kenai’s top priorities…


Koch: “Number one is a million gallon water storage reservoir. Number two is a 20,000 square foot equipment storage building.”

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