Two local candidates – Deputy City Manager Kim Kiefer and US Coast Guard Captain Norman “Buddy” Custard – are named finalists for the job. They’ll go through the interview process in January.
With the city facing a projected 7.5-million dollar shortfall over the next two years, the Assembly is looking for some community guidance as it prepares to make difficult spending decisions.
The CBJ Assembly has settled on a shortlist of finalists, but the public won’t find out who until all the candidates are notified.
The decision, issued Monday, says a new district including Petersburg, part of Juneau and several other small Southeast communities meets the requirements of the Alaska Constitution.
Outside forces – like the European debt crisis and turmoil in the Middle East – present both challenges and potential for Alaska’s economy, the governor says.
The City and Borough of Juneau has received 25 applications from people interested in replacing outgoing City Manager Rod Swope, who’s retiring at the end of March.
The investigating officer for a hearing into last year’s fatal Coast Guard helicopter crash off the coast of Washington State says he’ll consider an additional charge of dereliction of duty against the crash’s sole survivor, Lieutenant Lance Leone.
Upland improvements associated with a 62-million dollar rebuild of the city’s cruise ship docks will begin along the downtown waterfront in late September 2012. In October of next year construction will begin on a redesign of Statter Harbor in Auke Bay.
The group behind a citizens’ initiative to re-establish an Alaska Coastal Management Program plans to have signature gatherers in every corner of the state.
US Coast Guard Lieutenant Lance Leone faces charges related to the deaths of two of his crew mates during a crash off the coast of Washington last year. Proceedings are expected to last into Friday.