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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.

CBJ Assembly OKs recycling talks

CBJ Assembly OKs recycling talksThe City and Borough of Juneau will enter into negotiations with Waste Management for a new recycling facility at the landfill.

Plasma technology can’t handle Juneau’s waste yet

Many Juneau residents would like to see the city invest in technology that could turn solid waste into energy, but at this point it isn't commercially viable for a town the size of Juneau.

City manager finalists to face public tonight

Juneau residents can see city manager candidates Norman “Buddy” Custard and Kim Kiefer in action tonight (Wednesday) when they take part in a public presentation and reception at City Hall.

Juneau Assembly hears latest budget forecast

The latest two year deficit forecast by the city's Finance Department is for a shortfall of $7.8 million. But the Finance Director and City Manager urge assembly members not to panic.

Assembly schedules city manager interviews

The Juneau Assembly has scheduled interviews with City Manager finalists Kim Kiefer and Norman “Buddy” Custard.