Ketchikan city officials mull cruise passenger fee ruling
December 13, 2018
KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — Ketchikan city officials are mulling the potential impacts of a federal court decision on the use of cruise ship passenger fees.
U.S. District Court Judge H. Russel Holland last week ruled that while Juneau can keep collecting the fees, their use must constitute a service to the ship. The decision restricting use of the fees came in a lawsuit brought against Juneau by the cruise industry.
Other communities, such as Ketchikan, have their own passenger fees. There is also a state head tax.
Juneau officials have not announced whether they’ll appeal.