Rep. Kito’s Newsletter: NOTICE – DOT&PF Regional Reorganization

Rep. Sam Kito III

The Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) has announced a change in the boundaries for its regions. Currently, DOT&PF has the state divided into the Central, Northern, and Southeast Regions. The Southeast Region will be renamed the “Coastal Region” and it will be expanded to include the majority of the coastal communities along the gulf and out the chain. However, those coastal communities that are connected to the state highway system that are under the Central Region or the Northern Region will remain under those regions.

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Rep. Kito’s Newsletter: Juneau Access SEIS Released

Rep. Sam Kito III

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) has released the Juneau Access Improvements Project Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS). The document is available for review and public comment, and may be found online at juneauaccess.alaska.gov.

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Representative Kito’s Newsletter: Fall is in the Air

Rep. Sam Kito III

I have had a very busy summer, and now fall is in the air. My daughter is back in school, and has her first swim meet this weekend.

In early August, I attended the Council of State Governments meeting in Anchorage where I participated in sessions on retirement plans, marijuana initiatives, economic development, healthcare and state legislation. I was able to learn an amazing amount about issues and statutory solutions in other states, some of which could benefit Alaskans.

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Representative Kito’s Newsletter: Community Needs

With the summer well upon us, I hope everyone is able to stay dry, warm and safe! I have been traveling around the district listening to and hearing from everyone as I go. I spent some time in Skagway hosting a constituent meeting and speaking before the Skagway Assembly. I also had an opportunity to host a constituent meeting here in Juneau with Senator Egan. I traveled to Gustavus for their Centennial Celebration and toured the Falls Creek Hydro facility and the Gustavus Disposal and Recycling Center.

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NEWS: House Democrats Congratulate Arctic Appointees

Alaska’s Democratic State Representatives today congratulated former Lieutenant Governor, Alaska Representative, University of Alaska Anchorage Chancellor, and Juneau Mayor Fran Ulmer, along with U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr. (Ret.) on the announcement of their appointments to serve the United States on Arctic issues.

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