Chapter 4.15


4.15.010    Economic development authorized – Scope.

4.15.010 Economic development authorized – Scope.

(a)    Pursuant to AS 29.35.330(c), the Ketchikan Gateway Borough hereby exercises the power to provide for economic development on an areawide basis as herein provided.

(b)    The borough, in order to promote, enhance, further and provide for economic development, may:

(1)    Initiate, undertake and participate in studies, programs, and projects and engage in and take such other actions as are deemed necessary or appropriate to promote, enhance, further and provide for economic development.

(2)    Apply for, receive, dispense and administer grants, contributions and other moneys.

(3)    Enter into agreements, contracts and other arrangements with the state, municipalities, federal government, or other public and private agencies, corporations, associations, organizations or individuals.

(4)    Purchase, lease, exchange, or otherwise acquire an interest in real or personal property, and sell, lease, exchange, or otherwise dispose of real or personal property, or an interest in real or personal property.

(5)    Levy and collect taxes and expend funds for such purposes.

(c)    The borough manager shall be responsible for the administration and implementation of the economic development projects and programs of the borough.

(d)    Pursuant to AS 29.35.250(b), cities within the borough may exercise economic development powers in a manner that does not conflict with or duplicate the exercise of areawide economic development powers by the borough. [Ord. No. 1582, §1, 1-17-11; Ord. No. 1477, §1, 4-21-08; Ord. No. 1239, §1, 11-18-02; Ord. No. 1199, §1, 12-17-01; Ord. No. 772A, §§1, 2, 11-5-90; Ord. No. 575, §1, 8-4-86. Code 1974 §10.10.005.]