Ketchikan Gateway Borough Manager's Office Mission Statement: The Borough Manager's Office will provide the administrative and operations leadership necessary to promote the general welfare of the Ketchikan Gateway Borough and provide necessary and desired governmental services as directed and authorized by the governing body.
Ketchikan Gateway Borough Manager's Office (click to e-mail)
1900 First Avenue, Suite 210
Ketchikan, Alaska 99901
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Latest Materials "2011"
KETCHIKAN, AK (2011-02-18) Earlier this year, the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly and School Board adopted several resolutions to submit to the State and Legislature for consideration. Several express concerns with education funding. Here, Borough Manager Dan Bockhorst provides background on how schools are funded, and mandates the Borough feels are not equitable state wide.
KETCHIKAN, AK (2011-02-23) Borough Manager Dan Bockhorst continues his discussion about education funding, and the Borough's position that the state places an unfair burden on incorporated areas. Here he speaks about the "unfunded mandate" and the "50 percent rule."
A video produced by Ketchikan students asking “why?” – why the State imposes a $30,000 daily penalty in terms of funding for their education – why their parents have to pay a property tax rate four times higher than it would be if the penalty were not imposed – and why, with billions and billions of dollars in overflowing coffers, the State doesn’t honor a critical promise it made in law to the citizens of Alaska 48 years ago.