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.
House Speaker Mike Chenault says it’s important the oil tax debate not drag on past the legislative session. And he’s willing to stay in Juneau until the work is done.
Monday is the 84th day of the 90-day session. The House has not yet received the Senate’s oil tax bill.
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.
Governor Seal Parnell is asking Alaska Native leaders to lobby the Legislature in support of his education initiatives.
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.
The Alaska Senate today (Wednesday) unanimously passed a bill giving judges the ability to consider Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders as a mitigating factor in sentencing for non-violent crimes.
U.S. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Thomas Ostebo and his Russian counterpart Lt. Gen. Rafael Daerbaev today agreed to continued cooperation on law enforcement in the Arctic, Bering Sea and North Pacific.
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.