Unofficial results show Juneau Board of Education candidate Will Muldoon with a lead of 1,173 votes over the next closest candidate, Ibn Bailey.
About 40% of Juneau’s ballots have been processed.
Assembly members chose not to raise property taxes in the city after seeing better-than-expected property values and a potential uptick in tourism.
As the Alaska Legislature continues to grapple with the state’s budget, Juneau is dealing with the direct and indirect impacts of Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s budget vetoes.
The EPA has revived consideration of a 2006 state proposal that would broaden exceptions to Alaska’s clean water rules. Opponents warn it could ease permitting of large-scale projects like Pebble Mine.
Allowing more cruise ships to connect to shore power when they visit Juneau might mean less pollution and more money for the local electric utility. But could Alaska Electric Light & Power handle the increased volume?
There are a lot of steps before construction can happen. There’s a private land sale to be finalized, the new owner will need to subdivide the property and a federal transportation grant application is also pending.
The Assembly advanced an ordinance on Monday to bring Juneau into compliance with a new state anti-smoking law. The biggest change would be an increase in the smoking buffer outside of business entrances.
Juneau’s municipal election has been certified, solidifying the win for Mayor-elect Beth Weldon and three new assembly members.
Wade Bryson holds a 122-vote lead over Garrett Schoenberger in an Assembly race that’s unresolved. There are about 2,500 ballots still to be counted.