City staff are proposing an amendment to Juneau’s existing Long Range Waterfront Plan that kills a marina concept and makes way for a new cruise ship dock.
The National Park Service is looking at building a bridge over the landslide.
The federal guidelines that have closely regulated the cruise industry during the COVID-19 pandemic are set to expire on Jan. 15th.
The money for the program comes from a gift made last year by Norwegian Cruise Lines.
Nationally, airlines have cancelled more than 15,000 flights since Christmas Eve due to a combination of weather and employees sidelined by COVID-19.
There are almost 100 ships with COVID-19 on board that the CDC is currently investigating.
When the short cruise season was over and done with, a total of 125,000 passengers came to town, which is less than 10% of the passengers from 2019.
“We’re double in our pricing, which is a shock to people who have been longtime customers, you know, but it is what it is. We’re all just trying to survive,” said Tracy LaBarge, owner of Tracy’s King Crab Shack.
A new executive order from President Joe Biden hopes to cut down on the amount of time people spend accessing all kinds of government services.
The city is asking for input from city departments and the public on how it should spend money from the marine passenger fees.