The family of Savannah Cayce, the 16-year-old fatally injured in a Jet Ski accident two years ago on Auke Lake, is suing the City and Borough of Juneau for damages, according to a complaint filed in Juneau Superior Court last month.
Businesses and residents agree, the availability of affordable housing is the top barrier to economic development in Juneau, according to surveys conducted by McDowell Group and Sheinberg Associates.McDowell Group Owner and President Jim Calvin revealed this and more during a presentation on the Juneau Economic Development Plan at Monday night's Assembly Committee of the Whole meeting. Data from the past decade - including income, employment rates and more - has been collected and analyzed to build the plan's framework.
In a close vote, the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly removed the 16-foot length limit on vessels in Auke Lake and forbid flushing of motors in the lake.
It also takes a lot to keep the infrastructure up and running, city Public Works Director Kirk Duncan said. The department needs to fund about $73 million in infrastructure improvements.
The assembly held a special meeting Monday to determine the fate of Dragon Inn's liquor license, called into question due to an outstanding utility bill.
City officials are staring down a $1.5 million budget deficit in 2015, and more than twice that the following year. The $3.47 million shortfall in FY 2016 means the City and Borough of Juneau will be about $4.
A City and Borough of Juneau Assembly committee convened Monday night to hear informational updates on five citywide issues and projects currently underway.
At its Monday work session, the Juneau Assembly Committee of the Whole reviewed a change to a city ordinance meant to prevent residents from attracting bears to their properties with improperly stored...
Water and sewer rates could go up across the board in Juneau if a proposed plan is adopted by the city. However, whether it'll be taken on won't be decided for quite a while.
Following the Assembly's decision on Monday to delay ordinance revisions that would reshape how Auke Lake is managed, steps to provide better and safer management are still underway, a city Parks and Recreation official told the Empire on Tuesday.
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