Bronson said that the municipality, which has more than 100 employees, would not follow the president’s mandate.
Skagway has set aside total of $215,000 over the last two years as part of an economic stimulus program.
Council member Sam Bergeron was walking home with his wife Linda Millard on Valentine’s Day when Officer Bryan Perez hit them with his police cruiser.
During busy cruise ship summers, seasonal employees who show up to work in Skagway often have no place to live.
City officials say this increase is just the first step in a multi-year correction to fix a decade of “neglect” in the annual assessments of commercial properties. Those values directly impact tax bills, and the balance of who’s paying for city services.
News of the policy changes circulated quickly on social media Tuesday morning after an internal email from Bronson’s Human Resources Department alerted top city officials to the revocations.
Some are worried about catching the virus and bringing it home to their unvaccinated kids. Others are concerned about working with unmasked colleagues in confined spaces.
Several local doctors wrote in letters to the editor last week that the mayor’s comments undermine steps they’ve been taking to fight the pandemic.
If the proposal goes through, election workers expect to be able to process ballots in a warehouse along Thane Road beginning in 2022.
Juneau Deputy City Manager Robert Barr said Juneau was seeing case numbers twice as high as during the peak of last November’s wave.