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Municipal election filing period opens Friday

The candidate filing period for Juneau Assembly and Board of Education opens Friday.

Assembly reviews proposed changes to marine passenger fee code

Assembly reviews proposed changes to marine passenger fee codeThe Juneau Assembly is set to move forward with "housekeeping" changes to the city’s Marine Passenger Fee code. The five-dollar per head fee for cruise ship travelers was enacted by Juneau voters in 1999, before Congress passed the most recent federal law governing how such money can be spent.

Nowlin files intent to run for Juneau Assembly

Paul Nowlin - a 35-year-old office manager at Petro Marine in Juneau - filed his letter of intent with the Alaska Public Offices Commission Monday. Nowlin says he wants to give back to the community where he grew up.

Retired police captain Nankervis announces run for Juneau Assembly

Jerry Nankervis announced his intention to seek the District 2 assembly seat currently held by Ruth Danner one day after Danner said she would not seek reelection.

Jones files intent to run for Assembly

Jones files intent to run for AssemblyLoren Jones is collecting voters’ signatures for his CBJ nomination petition. He intends to file for the Assembly District One seat on August 3rd, the first day of the filing period for the October municipal election.

Juneau Assembly committee OKs bond, sales tax packages

The full Assembly still needs to vote on the measures. But for now it appears Juneau residents will be asked to approve a five-year extension of the city’s temporary 1-percent sales tax and a $24.9-million bond proposition.

No agreement on capital project propositions

No agreement on capital project propositionsThe Juneau Assembly still has no agreement on which projects to include in two financing measures likely to be sent to voters this fall. After chipping away at the list somewhat last night, the Assembly Finance Committee will continue the discussion Monday, hopefully with a fresh set of eyes.

Botelho offers project tax suggestions

Botelho offers project tax suggestionsJuneau Mayor Bruce Botelho is suggesting a way for the CBJ Assembly to include more projects in a proposed extension of the city’s temporary 1-percent sales tax.

Planning Commission to take another look at eagle nest ordinance

Planning Commission to take another look at eagle nest ordinanceShould the City and Borough of Juneau be regulating development near eagle nests, and if so, to what extent? The CBJ Planning Commission will take a look at those questions over the next several months and make a recommendation to the Juneau Assembly.

Kiefer chosen as next CBJ city manager

Kiefer chosen as next CBJ city managerThe Juneau Assembly has appointed Kim Kiefer as the next city manager. The longtime city employee, and current deputy manager, will replace Rod Swope, who’s retiring March 31st.