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.
- As a child in Iran, Parisa Elahian was told by school officials she wasn’t equal with other children. "They called us dirty, so they had to separate us from the other kids, so I was in the corner of the class," Elahian said.
- This weekend, crowds showed up in the pouring rain to do their holiday shopping at Juneau’s Public Market, but it wasn’t the only place in town to buy local goods.
- Southeast Alaska biologists had a rare opportunity to watch the hatching of thousands of market squid eggs.
- Diverse commercial markets for the snake-like creature have opened up over the past few years but catching them can be tricky.