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Sponsored by: Hunt <br />CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br />RESOLUTION 2016-066 <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br />ALASKA, AMENDING THE CITY OF SEWARD'S CALENDAR YEAR <br />2017 STATE LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES <br />WHEREAS, the City annually compiles a list of projects or issues that are identified as <br />top legislative priorities; and <br />WHEREAS, the list of projects are compiled and distributed to the State of Alaska <br />Legislature, Kenai Peninsula Borough, and City of Seward lobbyists; and <br />WHEREAS, this resolution validates projects, prioritizes needs, and focuses the efforts <br />of City Administration in its lobbying efforts; and <br />WHEREAS, the passage of this resolution occurs through a public process; and <br />WHEREAS, all projects on this list are consistent with the City Comprehensive and <br />Strategic Plans. <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE <br />CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA, that: <br />Section 1. This list of City projects is hereby declared to be the official State priority list <br />for the City of Seward for calendar year 2017: <br />A. BENEFICIAL LEGISLATION <br />1. Legislative support for maintaining the current level of State contributions into the <br />PERS/TRS Retirement System on behalf of local governments, and for not extending <br />the amortization period, in order to offset unfunded retirement system liabilities and <br />to make future contribution rates more affordable for the state and local governments. <br />2. Support for continuing Medicaid programs and capital cost reimbursement at not less <br />than current year funding levels. <br />3. Legislative support for continuing Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) programs that <br />promote energy efficiency and conservation to help mitigate the costs of heating <br />homes and businesses not served by natural gas. <br />4. Legislative support for feasibility analyses considering pipeline or multi -modal <br />delivery methods of making natural gas available to communities not currently along <br />