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Gastineau demo bid OK'd

...Demolition was not the only item to be pulled from the consent agenda, which Assembly member and freshly appointed Deputy Mayor Mary Becker jokingly noted was "messier than usual."After pulling an ordinance amending the land use code as it...
Mayor creates city manager hiring committee

...Assembly members and is "charged with approving recruitment, a selection process and materials," Sanford wrote. Deputy Mayor Mary Becker will chair the committee, which also includes Karen Crane and Jerry Nankervis.The committee hasn't...
Cannabis 101: Residents school city's committee on marijuana

...effects. He often grinds his leaf waste down and adds it to coconut oil for topical anesthetic and health benefits.Deputy Mayor Mary Becker was intrigued by the medicinal uses of marijuana and asked how the leaves could be used that way. Barrett...
Chargers slam latest stadium proposal

...billion-dollar project relied on environmental review documents hastily prepared in three weeks," Fabiani, a former deputy mayor of Los Angeles, said in a statement. "The Chargers have been clear from the start that the franchise will not be...
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Beloved historical re-enactor John Venables dies

...unveiled July 4, 2017."Pretty exciting to see this happening," Venables wrote in an email at the end of May.Deputy Mayor Mary Becker chairs the organization that's raising money to pay for the statue and worked with John for years leading...
BP honors three Southeast Alaska Teachers Of Excellence

...A life-long Sitka resident, he also serves the community as a member of the Sitka Borough Assembly and the city deputy mayor. Regarded as a blue chip caliber player at Mt. Edgecumbe High School, he strives to improve upon his lessons and...
Will city increase funding to Juneau schools?

City officials are hopeful that they will be able to give full funding to the Juneau School District next year. Deputy Mayor Mary Becker said on Monday that in her opinion, local schools have been facing cuts for too long and she would like...
City slashes funding requests

...additional snow-clearing machines capable of handling narrow sidewalks."We don't want children in the streets," Deputy Mayor Mary Becker said.She referenced a need for all city sidewalks to be clear of snow and ice to protect children and...
Local cost of smoking may float higher

...since the last tax hike in 2009. Juneau's annual tobacco revenue has decreased by 4 percent during the same time. Deputy Mayor Mary Becker inquired about other Alaskan communities that have raised tobacco sales taxes recently. Cox responded that...
Syrian rebels kill 10 troops, capture others in Lebanon

...because there are clashes around the main checkpoint."Deputy Mayor Ahmad Fliti said rebels killed three civilians when...resident Ezeldeen said he heard a similar account.The deputy mayor said another seven Syrian refugees were killed after...
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