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.
The measure passed both bodies with no opposition.
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.
The Legislature made it to the end of its regular 90 day session just after midnight this morning (Monday) – passing and sending to the governor several dozen bills over the final two days. However, the issues seen as critical at the start of the session, turned out to be footnotes at the end.
Senate Bill 121, which would have allowed public employees to choose either a defined benefit plan or a defined contribution plan, dies after passing over to the House.
Juneau Senator Dennis Egan’s bill giving public employees a choice of retirement systems cleared the Senate Finance Committee today (Friday).
Lawmakers are saddened by the passing of Rep. Carl Gatto as they continue work in the remaining days of the regular legislative session.