The Juneau Assembly tonight (Monday) will settle a simmering controversy over a zone change request in the Mendenhall Valley.
At issue is a property on the corner of Atlin Drive and Loop Road, and whether it should go from medium density residential to light commercial. Homeowners in the neighborhood, along with the city’s Community Development Department and Planning Commission oppose the change. The property owner says it’s warranted, but has yet to say what he wants to do with the land.
Casey Kelly has more.
- Officer Smith says that the anti-camping ordinance would allow him to focus on the type of sleepers who are attracting the most complaints but not everyone sleeping downtown.
- The four leaders say removing campers from downtown district can be done in “a humane and compassionate” way by establishing a campsite elsewhere.
- KTOO is carrying live NPR coverage of Donald Trump’s inauguration as the 45 president of the United States beginning at 8 a.m. Friday. The event’s being held at U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.
- The Juneau Assembly will be asked next week to approve $3.06 million in pay increases for employees at Bartlett Regional Hospital. That's after the city-owned hospital's board of directors approved a tentative agreement with its unionized workforce after more than a year of negotiations that ended with the help of federal mediators.