In a 94-page report released today (Monday), state Ombudsman Linda Lord-Jenkins places blame on the Office of Children’s Services regulations, saying they’re confusing to both staff and the citizens who interact with the agency.
Two former employees of the Alaska Coastal Management Program debated in front of a packed house at the Juneau Chamber of Commerce today (Thursday). At issue – a measure on the August primary ballot that would re-establish the federally funded program, which gives the state oversight of permitting activities along its coastline.
The City and Borough of Juneau will continue to lease Cathedral Park from the city’s downtown Catholic parish for at least another year.
A drinking water supply plan for Juneau will come up for a public hearing before the Assembly later this summer.
The road is closed between Watson Lake and Teslin due to a mudslide and washout. One lane reopened this morning between Haines Junction and Destruction Bay, after that section was closed Friday. Officials warn it could close again on short notice if conditions worsen.
Beginning tomorrow (Tuesday), landfill operator Waste Management will cut the hours at its recycling center, which is funded in part by Juneau residents through their CBJ monthly utility fees. The city and Waste Management also have put off negotiations for a new recycling facility meant to accommodate both commercial and residential deliveries.
The Downtown Transportation Center waiting area has reopened.
City departments and private groups are making their final push to the Juneau Assembly for projects to be included in a possible extension of the city’s temporary one-percent sales tax.
City bus fares will go up next month. The Juneau Assembly has approved the rate increase for adult and student passes as well as cash fares and tokens.
It will likely be fall before a traffic revision at Auke Bay is finalized. But state DOT officials say they are listening to local concerns.