Ketchikan Gateway Borough

Ketchikan Alaska

Ketchikan is known throughout Alaska as a friendly, hard-working town. Tucked into the mountains, and spilling down to the shores of the Inside Passage, this regional hub of 15,000, makes its living from the surrounding forest, from the abundant fish runs, from the thousands of visitors that flock north each year, and other entrepreneurial ventures.

The first Alaska port of call for northbound cruise ships, commercial vessels and state ferries, Ketchikan is 680 air miles north of Seattle and is located in the nation's largest national forest, the Tongass, which totals 17 million acres.
You will never find any place quite like Ketchikan, Alaska.



Live Video webstreaming: Assembly, Boards, and Committees

Video Archive: Assembly and Planning Commission

Schedule of Borough Meetings

Assembly and Planning Commission Meeting packets


KGB Code of Ordinances

Borough Records

Request for Proposals


Preliminary Field CIP Recommendations  

Pay Bills Online



Economic Development

Community of Ketchikan Priority and Project Booklet FY 2014



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Borough Lands Department


Borough Service Areas



Borough Department Contact Information

Transit (The Bus)
907-225-TRAN (8726)



Education Funding Policy and Legal Issues

2-5-14 Legislative Hearing (House EDC) HB245

02-06-14 Motion and Memorandum in Support of Motion for Summary Judgement

January 2014 Summons and Complaint Regarding State Funding of Education

2013 Call for Full State Funding of Basic Need for Education

February 2013

Education Funding in Alaska- A Broken System

November 2012


2012 Review of Education Funding Concerns


Local Contributions to Public Education in Alaska

Volume I: Statement of the Problem

Appendices for Volume I

Bob Hicks- February 2012

Volume II: Analyses of Legal Issues

Appendices for Volume II

Bob Hicks- June 2013

Memo: Potential Litigation Regarding Education Funding and Related Matters

Borough Manager-Dan Bockhorst -October 3, 2013

Memo: Dedicated Tax

Borough Attorney- Scott Brandt-Erichsen- October 8, 2013

Deltana Borough Motion

July 26, 2007



A video produced by Ketchikan students asking “why?” – why the State imposes a $30,000 daily penalty in terms of funding for their education – why their parents have to pay a property tax rate four times higher than it would be if the penalty were not imposed – and why, with billions and billions of dollars in overflowing coffers, the State doesn’t honor a critical promise it made in law to the citizens of Alaska 48 years ago.

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