This week the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly took its first look at the budget for next year. The real discussion will go on during public hearings in the coming weeks, but here are some basics.
At a bit more than $138 million dollars, the proposed budget for fiscal year 2018, represents approximately 3 percent growth over last year’s budget. As with every year, education takes the biggest piece of the pie, at roughly $54 million. Public safety is the second biggest spending area at $19 million, down a tick from last year.