Four new names are slated to be added to the Juneau Assembly’s mining subcommittee. The panel is tasked with overhauling the city’s mining review powers.
The three-member Juneau Assembly mining task force is seeking to add two planning commissioners and two members of the public. The group is studying a proposal to streamline the city’s mining review process.
Boosters of streamlined mining regulations have ties to Echo Bay’s failed mining venture. But advocates continue to pitch gold mining as Juneau’s economic salvation as public sector jobs dwindle.