City and Borough Manager Kim Kiefer was a guest on Juneau Afternoon on Monday, June 18. This is the first of planned monthly conversations with Kiefer during her tenure as city manager. She took the job on April 1st, after serving as Deputy Manager for several years.
This week she explains the temporary CBJ 1 percent sales tax that comes up for renewal in October. The CBJ Assembly has been holding Finance Committee hearings on the projects proposed for a portion of the tax. Kiefer says the Assembly is expected to meet April 28th to make the final decision.
- Retired, longtime firearms and toolmark forensics examiner Robert Shem testifies it was likely a 12-gauge shotgun, Savage Stevens model 67.
- Retail giant Amazon is looking for a second home, and many cities are trying to land the HQ2 project. At stake are 50,000 jobs and a new economic anchor for the winner. It has led to a lot of stunts.
- Master Gardener Ed Buyarski provides some advice for fall and winter care of begonias, dahlias and fuschias.
- Alaska Sen. Dan Sullivan, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, was harshly critical of the Iran nuclear agreement in 2015. He said then lifting sanctions would fuel the economy of a country that sponsors terrorism.