Election preview: Five ballot propositions on October 4th ballot

By September 24, 2011Election Coverage

Mayor Bruce Botelho explains the different propositions on the October 4th Municipal Election ballot. He also answers questions from members of the Juneau Chamber of Commerce during the September 22nd luncheon.

Measures on the ballot include Proposition 1, an exemption from state financial disclosure rules and adoption of the CBJ’s own disclosure rules.

Proposition 2 would extend the temporary three percent sales tax for another five years. Revenues could be dedicated to basic services or some capital projects.

Proposition 3 would authorize the issuance of a $1.4 million general obligation bond for a ground source heating system at Auke Bay school. Most of that amount could be reimbursed by the state.

Proposition 4 would be another general obligation bond of nearly $1.2 million to replace the artificial turf at Adair-Kennedy field.

Proposition 5 would add a 15-cent tax for all shoppers who use plastic bags from stores that have at least $15 million in annual sales.

A municipal candidate forum is planned for the September 29th Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

Election information from the City and Borough of Juneau is available on this page published by the City Clerk’s office.

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