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City manager talks reorganization, capital projects, tax exemptions

City manager talks reorganization, capital projects, tax exemptionsKTOO's Casey Kelly interviews Juneau City Manager Kim Kiefer.

City to merge departments, shuffle jobs to save money

City to merge departments, shuffle jobs to save moneyCity and Borough of Juneau officials say the move will eliminate two full-time positions and save about $275,000 a year.

Treadwell Arena may get help from advisory board

Treadwell Arena may get help from advisory boardAssemblyman Loren Jones says an advisory board will bring focused attention to the rink’s management that the facility hasn’t gotten before.

Lobbyist: State budget shortfall will affect Juneau

Lobbyist: State budget shortfall will affect Juneau"If oil averages $85, the deficit for the state is about $3 billion," says Kevin Jardell, the City and Borough of Juneau's lobbyist for state issues.

Should management of Juneau swimming pools change hands?

Should management of Juneau swimming pools change hands?Juneau voters next week will voice their opinions on whether an empowered board should run city swimming pools.

Bus drivers say new Capital Transit plan is flawed

Bus drivers say new Capital Transit plan is flawed"We’re very concerned with trying to add more service and cutting lots of other needed service," said Kirt Stage-Harvey.

Downtown parking system not a city priority

Downtown parking system not a city priorityThe low-tech coin-operated boxes for hourly parking are working, says city manager Kim Kiefer.

Juneau Assembly sets school funding floor

Juneau Assembly sets school funding floorThe Juneau Assembly voted to provide no less than $24.1 million to local schools next year, but two members argued for a lower amount.

Aquatic facilities board to take public comments on closing Augustus Brown pool

Aquatic facilities board to take public comments on closing Augustus Brown poolThe board meets at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday in city hall to take public testimony.

Is Juneau’s budget shortfall as bad as it seems?

Is Juneau’s budget shortfall as bad as it seems?While an estimated $12 million shortfall may sound dire, the Juneau Assembly has nearly $20 million in savings to work with.
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