By Shannon Haugland
Sitka Sentinel 

Sitka rejects second petition to limit cruise ship visitors


November 29, 2023

The Sitka city clerk has rejected a second application to gather signatures for putting an initiative on the 2024 ballot to limit the number of cruise ship visitors to the Southeast community.

City Attorney Brian Hanson recommended rejection of the application on the grounds that the proposed ordinance “would not be enforceable as a matter of law.”

The attorney said, “Initiatives must be drafted clearly enough so that the voters know what they are voting on and so future disputes over the initiative’s meaning are avoided.”

The initiative petition, organized by Larry Edwards, was i...

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