Items set for public hearing on tonight’s agenda include the creation of a systemic racism review committee, CARES Act funding for local non-profits and updates to the borough’s floodplain maps.
Assembly members in committee also discussed an anti-racism resolution that’s part of the response to the Black Lives Matter movement’s demands, and Assembly member Rob Edwardson’s ordinance to create a Systemic Racism Review Committee.
During a special meeting Monday night, the Juneau Assembly passed an emergency ordinance mandating face coverings in public.
The agenda includes public hearings and likely votes on several ordinances, including committing Alaska Energy Authority grant money toward Juneau’s first electric bus.
The Juneau Assembly will hold a virtual special meeting tonight at 5 p.m. before its regularly scheduled finance committee meeting.
The meeting agenda includes several public hearings, including an emergency ordinance that would mandate masks for anyone attending Friday’s fireworks display outside their cars.
The Juneau Assembly will discuss CARES Act appropriations for the community’s COVID-19 recovery and hear community concerns about policing.
The Assembly also heard from an emergency operations official with a plan to stand-up same-day COVID-19 testing locally. The tech being considered could process 1,300 tests a day.
The Assembly discussed the emergency ordinance at meetings last week and on Monday, but was waiting on additional guidance on Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s statewide 14-day quarantine mandate, which is set to expire Friday.
The Juneau Assembly will hold a virtual special meeting tonight at 6 p.m. before its regularly scheduled committee meeting.