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Empowered pool board may answer to Parks and Rec.

Although the Assembly agreed to the voter-approved empowered pool board earlier this month, the decision may see compromise.
For Gastineau Apts, tide changes again

Gastineau Apartments owner James Barrett has a new demolition agreement with the City and Borough of Juneau.
Downtown Juneau's endless cycle: Housing versus parking

Some downtown business owners are pleading with the city not to take away the North Franklin parking lot.
Tall Timbers' appeal mulled

The battle for Haven House, a transitional home for released female prisoners, may be coming to a close.
Around town for Monday, March 23

...Language class, 5:30-7 p.m., UAS, Egan Room 115. Hosted by The Learning Connection. Free.Assembly Committee of the Whole Meeting, 6 p.m., City Hall Assembly Chambers.Mount Juneau Cribbage Club, 6 p.m., Rockwell Restaurant...
Assembly Meeting wrap-up: Giant whale statue to arrive in summer

The city is considering sludge solutions and the West Douglas road extension, but the big news out of Monday's Committee of the Whole meeting on Monday night was that Juneau's long-awaited giant whale sculpture will arrive this summer.
City ponders Housing First funding sources

At the end of 2014, the City and Borough of Juneau Committee of the Whole pledged to contribute $1.5 million to the Housing First Project. Now they're trying to find the money.
Empire Editorial: Some Assembly members playing word games

About 59 percent of Juneau voters said "yes" to Proposition 1, enabling the creation of an empowered pool board to oversee Juneau's two pools, during the October 2014 municipal election.
Empowered pool board remains on starting block

While some may have thought they were near the finish line for deciding whether to create an empowered board for Juneau's pools, a flood of questions during Monday evening's City and Borough of Juneau Assembly Committee of the Whole meeting sent the issue to another committee instead.Months after voters gave the assembly the option to create an empowered board, the Assembly is looking at the option, but there are philosophical differences in how assembly members approach the potential for a board.
Juneau's future mapped out

After nearly a year of work, a draft of the final Juneau Economic Development Plan is ready for the public. The City and Borough of Juneau hired McDowell Group/Sheinberg Associates 11 months ago to design a plan for Juneau's economy over the next decade.


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