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My Turn: Winter lacks a money-back guarantee

...annual operating money from the city. In any given year, and especially in this very troubled budget year, these city services are in no position to be giving money back. I am confident that this one poor winter will have little impact on the...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-21/my-turn-winter-lacks-money-back-guara
Opinion
My Turn: Where have all Juneau's children gone?

...families with children using our schools, hospital and city services, as well as individuals and businesses paying real...ourselves the hard question: Can we afford to keep the city services and amenities we enjoy, let alone two high schools...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-19/my-turn-where-have-all-juneaus-childr
Opinion
Hidden Valley subdivision gains ground

...access.Although Worrell and Eliason have drafted a homeowner agreement that would forbid residents to ever ask for city services, Kiehl previously referenced the Bonnie Brae subdivision in North Douglas and said he worried this agreement could...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-08/hidden-valley-subdivision-gains-ground
Local
Another new housing complex planned for Douglas

...Residents can also reach the community from the highway by a gravel pedestrian path.Houses will be connected to all basic city services and utilities. The 13 structures share a slim three-story design with stairs running up one side of the house to each...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-06/another-new-housing-complex-planned-dou
Local
Off with their head (tax)

...funding.Although the tax money collected from cruise ships is required to be spent on cruise-related projects, many city services, facilities and programs are directly or indirectly impacted by cruise ship passengers. This means the revenue generated...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-05/their-head-tax
Local
Juneau got LBGT-friendlier in 2014

...locally.The city also doesn't offer services specifically targeted to LGBT residents, though they may benefit from city services anyway. "Do we provide services for youth? Yes. Are some LGBT? My guess is yep," Kiefer said. And though it...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-13/juneau-got-lbgt-friendlier-2014
Local
Make friends, build resume at business summer camp

...raise property taxes, dipping into the general fund instead to cover the $2.7 million shortfall remaining after city service and job cuts. The Juneau chamber was against raising property taxes because of an increase's potential impact on businesses...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-05-09/make-friends-build-resume-business-summ
Local
Pool stays afloat, but CBJ pulls plug on six more jobs

...finance committee meeting.The group went through each item, approving most. By the time it finished its list of city service and program reductions, about $1.8 million had been eliminated from the budget.Overall, about six full-time...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-05-08/pool-stays-afloat-cbj-pulls-plug-six-mo
Local
Kotzebue plans city-owned bar, restaurant

...Kotzebue officials plan to open a city-owned bar and restaurant in an ongoing effort to generate additional revenue for city services.The business would open as early as November if approved by Alaska state liquor license regulators, the Anchorage...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-05/kotzebue-plans-city-owned-bar-restauran
State
City may lose deputy fire marshal, basketball league and summer ice rink hours

City Manager Kim Kiefer proposed an additional $1.6 million in cuts to city services and jobs at Wednesday's City and Borough of Juneau Assembly finance committee meeting.The proposal is on top of $3.6 million...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-05-01/city-may-lose-deputy-fire-marshal-baske
Local

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