The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority has agreed to fund a housing and homelessness coordinator for the City and Borough of Juneau. This follows the Trust Land Office’s clearing of a downtown lot with a sprawling homeless encampment.
Public filings with the Alaska Public Offices Commission detail the role of special interest groups from business, labor and a senior-led taxpayers’ group. Most endorsements have gone to incumbents in Juneau’s Assembly race.
Juneau Mayor Ken Koelsch opposes joining the so-called ‘Climate Mayors’ and re-affirming the city’s commitment to the goals of the Paris climate pact. The matter was brought up for reconsideration at the mayor’s urging following a split decision by the Juneau Assembly to join the climate change initiative.