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.
- It aims to preserve Alaska Native culture by giving tribes and tribal organizations the ability to oversee local child welfare problems, rather than social workers coming in from outside their communities. That often results in children being removed from their communities.
- Dressed in full Gwich’in regalia, Potts recounted growing up in a modest dirt-floor hunting cabin in Eagle, losing someone close to suicide, and taking the conventions theme of strength in unity to get back to enjoying life again.
- The Juneau School District wants to consolidate its two high school football programs and cheer squads. Superintendent Dr. Mark Miller said at a press conference Thursday afternoon that the decision to send a formal request to the Alaska School Activities Association has been two years in the making.
- Three helmets, two hats, a headdress and a beaded shirt are from as far back as the 1600s to about 1890. They will be stored through the National Park Service, with access being granted to the Tlingit clans.