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.
- A federal agency wants to create a committee to bridge the gap between federal housing programs and Native communities.
- If the Two Spirit Pride reception affirmed safety and acceptance, Orlando violently asserted an opposite claim: that being gay in America is still dangerous.
- More money earned could mean less money overall when public assistance programs get cut off.
- A Skagway business owner and her employee are scheduled to go to trial for allegedly misrepresenting Alaska Native-produced goods. In the spring, both pleaded not guilty to the federal misdemeanor charges against them.