On March 17, 2014, the Borough Assembly approved Ordinance No. 1708. This ordinance established the Herring Cove Tourism Management Program (Program). This ordinance added Chapter 4.17 (Economic Development - Herring Cove) to the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Code of Ordinances. The Program created by the ordinance utilizes a Company Certificate, which is a written certificate of public convenience and necessity issued in association with a public vehicle permit, authorizing the holder thereof to conduct a public vehicle business in the Program Area (see Ordinance No. 1708).