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Gold miners outraged at critical letter

...meeting Monday night to voice their anger about the July 15 letter to the state Department of Natural Resources from city manager Josie Bahnke. In the letter, Bahnke wrote to DNR Commissioner Joe Balash that there has been some economic benefit...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-31/gold-miners-outraged-critical-letter
State
Bethel Council interviews 7 for city manager's job

BETHEL - Members of the Bethel City Council this week are interviewing candidates for the position of city manager.KYUK reports (http://is.gd/KvbPG3) there are seven people in the running for the job, which became open when the council...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-29/bethel-council-interviews-7-city-manage
State
Downtown bridge fishing raises concerns

...main pedestrian areas, KRBD reported.Mayor Lew Williams III suggested the city start enforcing some of its rules.City Manager Karl Amylon asked whether the council wanted to cite people for littering if they clean fish on the sidewalk. Williams...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-21/downtown-bridge-fishing-raises-concerns
State
7.9 quake in Aleutians spawns small tsunami

...water leave our bay, so we do have everybody up on the Bering Hill area, where our primary evacuation center is at," City Manager Layton Lockett told The Associated Press by telephone as he gathered some paperwork before heading out to join about...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-24/79-quake-aleutians-spawns-small-tsunami
State
Bethel council releases investigation on manager

...nepotism that led to the firing of its city manager last month.The Bethel City Council...KYUK."We just have to have a city manager who follows the Bethel Municipal...thanks Foley received for taking the city manager's job when no one else would...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-26/bethel-council-releases-investigation-m
State
City limps toward sales tax collection goal

...under that goal."That's $1 million less to carry over into the next year," he said in a previous Empire report.City manager Kim Kiefer said Wednesday that "we are not projecting our sales tax to increase" in FY 2015. The revised $43.8...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-05-22/city-limps-toward-sales-tax-collection-
Local
Assembly approves city, schools budgets

...relatively small cost of the parking passes to the city, city manager Kim Kiefer was not required to get the expenditure approved...approximately $25 million initially proposed by the city manager and decided upon after much discussion by the finance...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-05-21/assembly-approves-city-schools-budgets
Local
Kenai council nixes library fee

...for years to institute the fee as a way to generate more revenue for the city without burdening city taxpayers, Kenai City Manager Rick Koch said.The anticipated $50,000 had been included in the next budget, which will now have to be changed...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-12/kenai-council-nixes-library-fee
State
CBJ tax hike is taken off the table

...are unlikely.The finance committee unanimously restored funding for the Augustus Brown Swimming Pool, going against city manager Kim Kiefer's recommendation to mothball the facility until its repair needs can be assessed.The Assembly also bucked...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-05-09/cbj-tax-hike-taken-table
Local
Pool stays afloat, but CBJ pulls plug on six more jobs

...250,000 cut from the budget by city manager Kim Kiefer to keep the pool up and running.The city manager proposed mothballing the pool...remaining budget reductions from the city manager's first proposal - including...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-05-08/pool-stays-afloat-cbj-pulls-plug-six-mo
Local

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