The Kenai Peninsula Borough assembly passed Ordinance 2008-28 just weeks before the October 2008 election. Proposition One on the October 2008 ballot would have eliminated both the borough's and the general law cities' winter tax on groceries. Voters approved Proposition One. However, the assembly's Ordinance 2008-28 allowed cities to continue to tax groceries in the winter despite the voter approved Proposition One. Ordinance 2008-28 is the Borough ordinance that we seek to repeal.
Clerk's 2010 Denial letter that asserted that our referendum was unenforceable as a matter of law and our petition was denied.
Supreme Court Decision in August 2014 forces the Borough to grant our group ballot access for our referendum. Decides that our referendum is legally appropriate.
How many times do voters have to say NO? A historical timeline of grocery tax in the Kenai Peninsula Borough since 2008.
Our Proposition One repealed Borough Ordinance 2008-28 which had given authorization to the general law cities to tax your groceries in the winter. Voters passed Prop 1 on October 6, 2015, by almost 60%, to get rid of Ordinance 2008-28, and successfully got rid of winter grocery taxes!
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Press coverage for our referendum, Proposition One, which was on Kenai Peninsula Borough's regular municipal ballot. Thank your for voting YES on Proposition One, on October 6, 2015, to get rid of the winter tax on groceries!
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