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Unalaska’s city manager may be on his way out.

After several closed-door discussions, the City Council has called a special meeting Wednesday to offer Dave Martinson a deal that would end his employment with the city.


The Unalaska City Council hasn’t announced why it has held a pair of closed-door sessions regarding the contract of City Manager Dave Martinson.

But some community members say he refused the council’s request that he discipline Deputy Police Chief Jennifer Shockley.

KUCB's Laura Kraegel sat down with Shockley to hear her take on what’s happening at City Hall.  


Berett Wilber/KUCB

Once again, the Unalaska City Council has taken no action after calling an executive session to discuss the city manager’s contract behind closed doors.

The first session was sparsely attended by the public. But at Tuesday's meeting, councilors got an earful as more than 40 people packed City Hall.

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The ballot is set for Unalaska’s October election, with three contested races for City Council and a proposition to raise the island’s sin tax.

James Fitch and Jeffrey Treannie are challenging Councilor Yudelka Leclere as she tries to hold on to City Council seat B, according to City Clerk Cat Hazen.

Seats E and G are two-way competitions: Councilor John Waldron is vying for reelection against Dennis Robinson, while Shari Coleman tries to unseat Councilor Rachelle Hatfield.

City of Unalaska

Starting Monday, the City of Unalaska is offering a week of free bus service, as part of the Planning Department’s effort to study transportation issues around the island.

The 12-seater bus runs from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., with a route change at 6 p.m.

The daytime route runs from Overland Drive to the back of the Spit with almost 20 stops, including City Hall, Westward Seafoods, the grocery stores, and the airport.