A combination of new revenues and spending cuts have improved Juneau’s budget picture, but it’s not sustainable yet.
A proposal from the Juneau Affordable Housing Commission intended to spur development of low-cost rental units failed at the Assembly this week.
The Juneau Police Department says "hawking" — an aggressive form of commercial sidewalk solicitation — is on the rise.
The new city and Juneau School District strategy for dealing with active threats is known as ALICE—Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate.
Of the $2 million worth of budget cuts, the largest is almost $700,000 for high school activities.
"What we’re asking is to fund to the cap and see if we can get some of those activities funds back. I know that’s a hard ask. We’re all hurting," said Superintendent Mark Miller.
The city solicited proposals last spring and Juneau Legacy Properties was the only one that came in.
An architect hired by Alaska Housing Finance Corp. estimates it would cost more than $1.2 million to tear down the Gastineau Apartments.
The Juneau Assembly has passed an ordinance that defines "public place" for the purpose of enforcing a ban on open marijuana consumption under the state's new legal pot law.
A proposed land swap between the City and Borough of Juneau and Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church could open up about 150 acres on Pederson Hill to housing development.