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City cuts small park space for housing

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.
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.
CBJ projects $4.9M budget deficit

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.
Study: City water, sewer rates should increase

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.
Assembly committee reviews bear ordinance

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.
Assembly members push back on DOT plans for Auke Bay

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 looks to market Centennial Hall locally, bring in more users

The city plans to better locally market Centennial Hall Convention and Civic Center after 10 years of no promotions, officials told the Empire.
Panel eyes fees for skaters

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.
Juneau Empire Story Archive

Juneau Chapter of the American Diabetes Association, 7-9 p.m., Bartlett Regional Hospital Administration Building, Room 204. John Bursell, M.D., speaks on diabetic neuropathy. Details: Sally, 465-3353.
Juneau Empire Story Archive

"Staying Negative in a Positive World: What Parents at the Millennium Need to Know about STDs," 7 p.m., JDHS Library. Presented by the medical staff of the Juneau Teen Health Center.


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