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.
- 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.