Local Government

CBJ reviewing HEARTS child care program

The City and Borough of Juneau is considering a program that could increase the quality and availability of child care in the community. The lack of child care in Juneau is notorious, says JEDC’s Meilani Schijvens. “There’s a joke here in Juneau that if you wait until you think you might be pregnant you’re probably…

Atlin rezone illegal, city attorney says

The recent rezoning of a parcel of land at the corner of Atlin Drive and Mendenhall Loop Road is illegal, according to Juneau’s city attorney. Earlier this month the Juneau Assembly changed the two-plus acres from residential to light commercial — against the recommendation of area neighbors, CBJ Community Development staff and the Planning Commission.…

Docks and Harbors can’t agree on memorial move

On Monday, the Juneau Assembly Committee of the Whole is scheduled to discuss relocating the Alaska Commercial Fishermen’s Memorial to Marine Park. But it will do so without a recommendation from the city’s Docks and Harbors Board. When the assembly approved a floating cruise ship berth to be built in front of the memorial, it…

Assembly puts bond issues on ballot

Juneau voters will be asked to approve two bond issues this fall to pay for school projects. The CBJ Assembly Monday night agreed to use bonds for a ground source heat system at Auke Bay Elementary School and new artificial turf at Adair Kennedy Park. The questions will be on the October 4th municipal election…

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