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.
Juneau City Manager Kim Kiefer is proposing a biennial budget that calls for spending about $320-million per year over the next two years.
Juneau’s long range plan for the Willoughby District will become part of the city and borough’s Comprehensive Plan. The Juneau Assembly Monday night voted to include chapter five, which lays out the planning and design principles for future improvements in the area west of downtown and east of Gold Creek.
Juneau residents kicked off two days of public testimony on the state operating budget before the Senate Finance Committee today (Wednesday).
Former Juneau Assemblyman Merrill Sanford plans to run for mayor. He says he decided to go public after participating in last week’s Southeast Conference Mid-Session Summit.
The City and Borough of Juneau is moving forward with a plan that could lead to a buyout program for homes threatened by avalanches from Mt. Juneau.
An avalanche mitigation study for the neighborhoods at the base of Mt. Juneau says the best way to manage risk is to have the city buyout homes in the area. Public hearing is tonight at 7 p.m.