Ketchikan council OKs review of SEAPA


A motion to join the City and Borough of Wrangell in studying the possibility of separating from the Southeast Alaska Power Agency drew heated debate among Ketchikan City Council members Thursday before gaining narrow approval.

The Council was considering whether to follow Wrangell’s lead and partner with that city and possibly Petersburg, the third member of SEAPA, in commissioning a study about SEAPA’s ongoing value to the three communities.

During the public comment portion of the meeting, people spoke both for and against the motion.

Jason Custer, a City of Saxman employee who also...

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