The Juneau Assembly tonight (Monday) will take public comment on elements of the city and school district budgets for next fiscal year, though none of the measures are likely to be voted upon.
Juneau Mayor Bruce Botelho proposed a public censure of Assembly Member Ruth Danner last night (Wednesday) for testimony she gave to the city’s Planning Commission earlier this month, accusing the CBJ Law Department of having “misled” commissioners in the past. Danner ultimately apologized in order to avoid censure, but only after Botelho and other assembly members expressed shock and dismay at her actions.
The 77th annual gathering of Tlingit and Haida delegates started Wednesday in Juneau.
The city and Waste Management have been trying to work out the details of a contract since the end of January. The two sides say they’re inching closer to a deal and hope to have it completed in the coming months, or even weeks.
The public can comment on the City and Borough of Juneau’s petition to annex roughly 2,000 square miles of largely undeveloped land south of the current municipal boundary through June 28th.
Assembly members also question the use of marine passenger fee revenue for improvements to private dock facilities.
Juneau’s Parks and Rec Department is re-creating a dog task force to address increasing complaints about dog poop and the behavior of some off-leash dogs.
The Juneau Assembly last night (Monday) asked the city attorney to draft a resolution conveying its interest in building a filtration system for Salmon Creek – the city’s secondary water supply.
The Assembly has had more than a month to review a draft study of the city’s water system, compiled by Engineering Director Rorie Watt. He’ll be seeking direction from members at tonight’s Committee of the Whole meeting.
The Juneau Assembly formally introduced the city’s biennial budget proposal at a special meeting last night (Wednesday), kicking off a two-month process of hearings and department presentations before the spending plan is officially adopted.