Shortly after the city attorney swore in Juneau's new mayor and two returning Assembly members, it was back to business with the awarding of a contract to demolish the twice-burned Gastineau Apartments.
After a decades-long battle to reduce the cost of housing in Juneau, city officials are considering using a new "tool" to increase the number of residential units on the market: property tax exemptions.
About an acre of land previously planned as park space associated with the Marine Park and Seawalk will be set aside for a potential housing project.
Mayor Merrill Sanford has appointed a small committee to help the City and Borough of Juneau's human resources director with the hiring of a new city manager, he wrote in a memo to Assembly members.
Before the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly meets tonight to consider a project with significant implications for the future of Juneau's downtown, its lands committee will consider a project that will affect the future of the CBJ's youngest residents.
A company that sold a faulty parking system to the City and Borough of Juneau has been ordered by a court to refund the city $1.2 million after months of litigation. Unfortunately, the city will most likely never see a cent, city attorney Amy Mead said.
Enjoy the two hours of free parking downtown while they last, Juneau. They may not be free much longer. The city committee of the whole floated the idea of changing the free two-hour policy during its meeting at Assembly chambers Monday night.
The Gastineau Apartments remain on Franklin Street and will stand for an unknown period of time longer, still under the ownership of James Barrett. Another deadline has passed without action from Barrett or his mother, Camilla.
Although the Assembly agreed to the voter-approved empowered pool board earlier this month, the decision may see compromise.
Gastineau Apartments owner James Barrett has a new demolition agreement with the City and Borough of Juneau.
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