City and Borough Manager Kim Kiefer was a guest on Juneau Afternoon on Monday, June 18. This is the first of planned monthly conversations with Kiefer during her tenure as city manager. She took the job on April 1st, after serving as Deputy Manager for several years.
This week she explains the temporary CBJ 1 percent sales tax that comes up for renewal in October. The CBJ Assembly has been holding Finance Committee hearings on the projects proposed for a portion of the tax. Kiefer says the Assembly is expected to meet April 28th to make the final decision.
- "Juneau to Minneapolis for $361. New York for $365, which is insane. The fares dropped by $100 to $200 overnight. And adjusted for inflation, really, Juneau has never ever seen these exceptional rates," said travel analyst Scott McMurren.
- The facts of what happened aren't clear yet. The body is on its way to Anchorage for autopsy, and state investigators were Barrow-bound.
- Senate Minority Leader Berta Gardner, an Anchorage Democrat, said her caucus members were disappointed.
- A commercial truck ripped through telephone lines near the Mendenhall Mall on Wednesday afternoon.