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Bear-proof cans on their way

...garbage problem. Assembly member Marc Wheeler suggested it might be time to bring back the now-disbanded ad hoc Urban Bear Committee. Mayor Sally Smith said that bears got on top of and smashed the garbage container she uses, despite clips...

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Close encounters with bears

The city's Ad Hoc Urban Bear Committee can go back to work under an order from Juneau Mayor Sally Smith today. The change comes as community members express worries...

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The evolution of Juneau's bear problem

...members begin informal patrol to document urban bear activity. November 2000: Mayor Sally Smith organizes the ad hoc Urban Bear Committee. The group meets and offers first recommendations. May 2001: Juneau Assembly passes garbage ordinance. June...

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Costello resigns from mayor's bear committee

Urban bear advocate and photographer Pat Costello has resigned from the mayor's Ad Hoc Urban Bear Committee, citing inaction by city government. In a letter to Mayor Sally Smith, Costello wrote he was disappointed with Smith's "inability...

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City charts course for action on bear issue

...calls. Enforcement will be another focus area, Smith said. While Mark Farmer, chairman of the mayor's Ad Hoc Urban Bear Committee, doesn't expect drastic changes in bear activity next summer, the city is making progress, he said...

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Juneau Empire Story Archive

...to identify a container with non-putrescible garbage, Garcia said. Mark Farmer, chairman of the city's Ad Hoc Urban Bear Committee, plans to ask the Assembly for a $20,000 public affairs campaign that would include radio commercials...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062401/Ins_localbears.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...about why it's there and take care of (the problem)," he said. Mark Farmer, chairman of the city's Ad Hoc Urban Bear Committee, said there are very few instances in Juneau where people have been threatened by animals. He said he's...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062501/Loc_Bears.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...should keep the death toll down. Our thanks go to City Manager Dave Palmer, Police Chief Mel Personett and Ad Hoc Urban Bear Committee Chairman Mark Farmer for bringing about positive change. Share this page: Reddit Archives As Juneau bear...

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City gets tough on bear bait

...similar to a parking ticket, under city code. The ordinance implements recommendations from the Mayor's Ad Hoc Urban Bear Committee. People can avoid penalties by placing garbage cans outside after 4 a.m. on the morning of pickup, keeping...

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Orphaned cub killed

...day unless it is in a bear-resistant container or a closed garage. Mark Farmer, chairman of the city's Ad Hoc Urban Bear Committee, said the new ordinance is aimed at dealing with garbage issues so bears are not shot. Tuesday's events...

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