In previous years, the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant was used to fund JPD’s Police Crisis Intervention Specialist.
The APOC exemption means Paul Nowlin must limit fundraising and expenditures to $5,000 or less. His only opponent at this point, Loren Jones, does not plan to limit spending.
As expected, Merrill Sanford filed for mayor. Loren Jones filed for Assembly District 1, and Jerry Nankervis filed for District 2. Andi Story filed to run for school board. Paul Nowlin was the only candidate not to file as of close of business Friday.
The candidate filing period for Juneau Assembly and Board of Education opens Friday.
Andi Story, the current Juneau School Board vice president, will seek a fourth term. She’s the first candidate to file for one of three open school board seats on the October municipal election ballot.
Public Works Director Kirk Duncan says city officials have decided not to pursue the project with landfill operator Waste Management. The facility would have combined drop-off recycling, household hazardous waste and junk vehicle disposal under one roof.
The Juneau Assembly is set to move forward with “housekeeping” changes to the city’s Marine Passenger Fee code. The five-dollar per head fee for cruise ship travelers was enacted by Juneau voters in 1999, before Congress passed the most recent federal law governing how such money can be spent.
Paul Nowlin – a 35-year-old office manager at Petro Marine in Juneau – filed his letter of intent with the Alaska Public Offices Commission Monday. Nowlin says he wants to give back to the community where he grew up.
Jerry Nankervis announced his intention to seek the District 2 assembly seat currently held by Ruth Danner one day after Danner said she would not seek reelection.
After one term on the Juneau Assembly, Ruth Danner says she came to realize over the last year that assembly service doesn’t match her skill set. She says she plans to stay involved in the Juneau Homeless Coalition and housing issues in general.