When it comes to how the city allegedly misused the funds, the lawsuit names a lifesize bronze whale statue. The whale itself was paid for by private donors. But a $10 million park under construction — featuring an artificial island — will be paid for by tourists.
As Juneau’s mayor, Mary Becker is establishing regular office hours at city hall, attending meetings scheduled by the late mayor and educating herself on her new role. At the same time, she wants to follow through with some of Greg Fisk’s initiatives.