Nikiski residents move toward home-rule city incorporation

    Residents of the Kenai Peninsula community are looking to formally become a city.

    NIKISKI, Alaska (AP) — A group of residents of the Kenai Peninsula community of Nikiski are looking to formally become a city.

    The Peninsula Clarion reports that a number of residents have been looking into the feasibility of incorporating the community for the past two years and they presented their findings at a town hall meeting on Tuesday.

    If Nikiski incorporated, study group members say they plan to enact a home-rule charter for the would-be city

    The study group needs about 300 signatures on a petition to move forward. If the signatures are collected, the petition will go to the Local Boundary Commission, which has the final say over whether the question of incorporation could go to the ballot for residents to vote on.

     

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