Editorial: Room for growth


December 6, 2018

The borough assembly wisely voted against sending Mayor Jensen’s letter to Viking Cruise Lines asking them to refrain from bringing their ships here until Petersburg can determine what level of tourism it can handle. The letter suggested that Petersburg can only handle 250 visitors per day.

In fact, Petersburg regularly handles much larger numbers throughout the summer in addition to summer cannery workers and visitors arriving on the airlines and ferries.

Sales tax revenue from visitors is needed to replenish the borough coffers as more and more elderly residents seek sales tax exemption...

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