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Not polling our weight

...as they used to be and the trenches are getting deeper."It's a little bit of a disturbing trend to me," said CBJ Assembly member Jesse Kiehl, who like most everybody else has noticed the declining turnout. "Representative government always...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-10-11/not-polling-our-weight
Local
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, thumbs down

...Today's debate with Juneau Board of Education candidates will be held at KTOO's @360 studio, and Tuesday's with CBJ Assembly and mayoral candidates will be at the University of Alaska Southeast's Egan Lecture Hall. If you intend to vote Oct...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-09-28/empire-editorial-thumbs-thumbs-down
Opinion
My Turn: The admission fee for living in paradise

...do. They're a newly formed group reacting to proposed changes to the local sales tax exemption for seniors. The CBJ Assembly is preparing to vote on the issue next week and they want them to spread the new tax burden to others in a more fair and...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-09-18/my-turn-admission-fee-living-paradise
Opinion
My Turn: It's not too late to move whale sculpture

...Housing concerns have topped everyone's priority list for as long as I can remember. At a recent retreat, the CBJ Assembly once again placed this issue on its list of critical goals.Yet little progress on this issue has been made. Discussions...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-09-03/my-turn-its-not-too-late-move-whale-s
Opinion
Empire Editorial: Daylight saving time is a necessary inconvenience

...two-hour time difference.Juneau in particular has struggled with time troubles. In 1979, Mayor Bill Overstreet and the CBJ Assembly tried to move Juneau from Pacific Time to Yukon Time in order to reduce the two-hour difference between Juneau and...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-11-05/empire-editorial-daylight-saving-time
Opinion
Land trade helps city tackle housing

...provided the city with the opportunity to take a much-needed bite out of its housing problem, but it will be up to the CBJ Assembly to give the city the teeth it needs to make this happen, Chaney said.With "adequate funding," he said the city...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-11-03/land-trade-helps-city-tackle-housing
Local
My Turn: Let's get the whale right

...professional. Downtown revitalization is one of the CBJ Assembly's top priorities. Yet, the current whale/park...Center, Bob Janes has scheduled a presentation to the CBJ Assembly on Monday, Oct. 26. I urge anyone interested to attend...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-10-15/my-turn-lets-get-whale-right
Opinion
Auke Bay playground revamp gains momentum

...and was a voter approved project, the reallocation of funds is allowed, Means explained. However, approval by the CBJ Assembly, and eventually the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development, is also required.Assembly member Jessie...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-09-25/auke-bay-playground-revamp-gains-moment
Local
CBJ Finance gives Housing First another advance

...City and Borough of Juneau in order to stay on track for a spring 2016 construction start date. The members of the CBJ Assembly Finance Committee passed a motion to allocate the requested money at their Wednesday evening meeting, but they didn't...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-27/cbj-finance-gives-housing-first-another
Local
Assembly thanks departing board members

...have vacancies occurring at various times during the year. Anyone interested in serving is encouraged to submit an application. Additional information is available online at Juneau.org/clerk/boards/Boards_Members.php. CBJ Assembly

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-08-23/assembly-thanks-departing-board-mem
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