After his first ballot initiative to limit cruise traffic was denied by the city, Sitkan Larry Edwards is trying again to put the question out to voters in a special election.
This summer, cruise ships brought more than half-a-million people to Sitka, breaking last year’s new record, and more than doubling any year before that.
“So what this initiative is about is giving citizens relief from the high numbers we’ve had and getting things back to the normal we had back in the period of 2001 to 2009, when we had a period of high tourism that was very controversial, but was stable. It was at a level that was good for business,” Edwards said.
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