City officials are staring down a $1.5 million budget deficit in 2015, and more than twice that the following year. The $3.47 million shortfall in FY 2016 means the City and Borough of Juneau will be about $4.
Water and sewer rates could go up across the board in Juneau if a proposed plan is adopted by the city. However, whether it'll be taken on won't be decided for quite a while.
At its Monday work session, the Juneau Assembly Committee of the Whole reviewed a change to a city ordinance meant to prevent residents from attracting bears to their properties with improperly stored waste.
The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly Committee of the Whole reviewed changes made to the city Comprehensive Plan during a brief presentation Monday.
An Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities presentation on the Auke Bay Corridor project to the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly Committee of the Whole Monday evening met with dissatisfaction from many Assemblymembers, as the department's plans for the speed limit through the area were questioned.
City Manager Kim Kiefer received direction from the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly Committee of the Whole Monday night to bring back more information at a future meeting on a possible study to determine the feasibility of a new, city-operated ice arena.The Juneau Community Foundation, a nonprofit organization to which $650,000 was appropriated by the Alaska State Legislature this year for planning and study of an ice rink in Dimond Park, requested that the CBJ consider operating the facility.
The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly Committee of the Whole opted Monday not to take action on two ongoing issues: possible legislation restricting the use of fireworks by city residents, and a proposal to study expanding the Treadwell Ice Arena with a second sheet of ice.
A water filtration plant at Salmon Creek would allow the secondary water source to be used all year and could potentially increase its capacity, Engineering Director Rorie Watt told the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly Committee of the Whole Monday evening.
The city plans to better locally market Centennial Hall Convention and Civic Center after 10 years of no promotions, officials told the Empire.
The city's Skateboard Task Force is considering a skaters' fee to help offset the costs of repairing wear and tear to Marine Park. The task force will discuss a fee, skating code of conduct and the city's skating ordinance at a 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, meeting in Room 224 of City Hall, said Kristi West, who manages the Zach Gordon Youth Center. The fee would apply to anyone who skates in Marine Park downtown.
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