Kiehl is moving on to serve in the Alaska Senate. That means he’ll resign his seat on the Juneau Assembly before taking office in January. Whoever is chosen to replace him will serve until next October’s municipal election, when the seat will be placed on the ballot.
Creating the committee was one of Mayor Beth Weldon’s first actions upon taking office last month. According to a report by the Southeast Alaska Association for the Education of Young Children, there are only enough licensed child care slots for one in five children under school age in Juneau.