This question asks voters to repeal measures the Juneau Assembly adopted in 2020 and this past February that mandate sharing real estate sales prices with the city assessor’s office.
Barring write-in candidates, all five incumbents seeking reelection to the Juneau Assembly and Juneau Board of Education are running unopposed.
The window to file to run for local government in Juneau runs from July 15-25.
In committee, the Juneau Assembly decided to keep property tax rates flat, against the city manager’s recommendation to nudge them up.
The gondola system weighs several hundred tons and will take more than 25 truckloads to get to Eaglecrest.
A growing number of short-term rentals could be making it more challenging for people looking for a place to live in Juneau.
The city manager has proposed a project list that includes initial funding for a new city hall, extra money for escalating renovation costs at the Augustus Brown Pool, planning for a multi-use path through the Lemon Creek area and planning for a second road crossing to Douglas Island.
The city’s working title for the project is the Lemon Creek Multimodal Path. The city doesn’t know where the path will be, what it will cost or when it will be done. It needs money to make a plan for the path first.
The gondola system is not a done deal for Eaglecrest. Several Assembly members on both sides of the close vote have concerns about a lack of public buy-in and unfairly leapfrogging other priorities.
Buying it could save millions of dollars and shave years off of a plan in development to cash in on summer cruise ship visitors and eliminate the need for local taxpayer support to run Eaglecrest Ski Area.