“We think it’s relatively low-exposure work,” said Deputy City Manager Mila Cosgrove. “It’s really a great job opportunity for folks. So, you know, we essentially are not going to have a normal tourism season that we would normally have this summer. And I know a lot of people look to that type of seasonal work. And I think that this type of work will be very similar.”
“This will be short-term painful and long-term much, much better traffic flow in the corridor,” said Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities project manager Catherine Wilkins.
The grant program would pay child care providers with CARES Act money through the end of the calendar year.
The Lena Beach area has been closed, off and on, for seasonal work since 2018. The work wrapping up now is part of the final phase.
City Clerk Beth McEwen recommended the switch largely because of the risks and complications that could arises from holding a normal election during a pandemic.
This week, the class of 2020 is walking the stage one grad at a time with their short list of up to four guests as their audience.
Byron Mallott was most recently known as Alaska’s lieutenant governor, but his greatest legacy was likely shaping generations of Alaska Natives through political and corporate leadership.
Juneau City Manager Rorie Watt is proposing eliminating nine full-time local government positions and temporarily closing Augustus Brown Pool to help with the budget deficit.
The Alaska Department of Transportation’s project manager says a traffic study predicts delays of about 10 minutes in some places, but that it may be best to avoid the area completely.
Local government is one of Juneau’s biggest employers. The city, which includes the school district, hospital and airport, budgets for about 1,800 full-time equivalent jobs a year.