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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
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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
'Save our pool!': Users address assembly

...increase "is a budget balancing strategy the chamber is opposed to on the strongest possible terms."He said more city service and job cuts should be made to prevent a tax increase, and that the cuts proposed and approved so far have been "insignificant...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-29/save-our-pool-users-address-assembly
Local
City and Borough of Juneau projects $12 million shortfall

...rates by varying degrees and making significant cuts to city services and programs. Kiefer presented four options which can...Assembly finance committee - including details on which city services and programs could be cut - on April 2. The final budget...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-03-20/city-and-borough-juneau-projects-12-mil
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What's being said @juneauempire.com

Kelly Flynn: Infrastructure, Swimming pools, Libraries, City Services, I love em all. In order to pay for these nice things we need to generate revenue through taxes. In order to create revenue...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-24/whats-being-said-juneauempirecom
Opinion
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
Kiefer recommends cuts if mill rate not increased

Juneau City Manager Kim Kiefer presented Wednesday evening a list of suggested cuts to city services in the fiscal year 2014 budget to compensate for the loss of expected revenue if the Assembly decides to backtrack on its approval...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-04-17/kiefer-recommends-cuts-if-mill-rate-not
Local
Bill Peters

...reopening the AJ mine?Advantages include economic stimulation, jobs, increased tax base and financial support for city services. Disadvantages might include increased traffic in the downtown corridor and concern over the impacts to our water...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-09-13/bill-peters
Local

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