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To fight housing costs, city looks at tax breaks for subdivision and renovation

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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-25/fight-housing-costs-city-looks-tax-brea
Local
City manager Kiefer announces her retirement

City and Borough of Juneau City Manager Kim Kiefer will retire at the end of the year. Kiefer made the announcement in an email to all CBJ employees Thursday...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-14/city-manager-kiefer-announces-her-retir
Local
Families welcome Japanese students

...Sandy Beach for a potluck dinner. Today, they plan to catch an English movie, stop at the Fudge Shop and visit the Juneau City Museum. To be sure they get the full Juneau experience, they also have a hike on Mount Roberts and a whale watching...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-29/families-welcome-japanese-students
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Sister cities delegates celebrate with Whitehorse community

...Shell" mural. The mural depicts the Haida story of the creation of mankind, which is also painted on the side of Juneau City Hall.Juneau's gift and participation in the celebration were met with enthusiasm and appreciation from Mayor Curtis...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-03-07/sister-cities-delegates-celebrate-w
Neighbors
Off with their head (tax)

Juneau city officials are trying to keep cool heads following the Senate Finance Committee's proposal Thursday to take away millions in state...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-05/their-head-tax
Local
Bike map funded and ready to roll

...Google Maps on a smartphone or GPS unit, for example.The digital information will be provided to City and Borough of Juneau city planners and can be updated easily as new paths, streets or trails are added. Juneau Rides says the map is in the...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-25/bike-map-funded-and-ready-roll
Local
Senators hear public notices bill

...where to find the same information."The government isn't supposed to be a mass media," he said. "We are."Juneau city government publishes agendas for its public meetings in the newspaper, as well as lists of businesses that have not...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-13/senators-hear-public-notices-bill
State | AK legislature
Empire Editorial: For Gastineau Apartments, eminent domain should be a last resort

For more than two years the Gastineau Apartments have sat and decayed in downtown Juneau. City officials have grown tired of waiting for the condemned structure to be either renovated or bulldozed to the ground and are now...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-18/empire-editorial-gastineau-apartments
Opinion
Walker interviews for cabinet positions

...were Sealaska Heritage Institute President Rosita Worl, who served on the subsistence committee; City and Borough of Juneau City Manager Kim Kiefer and Assemblywoman Karen Crane, who served on the intergovernmental relations committee; and Juneau...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-25/walker-interviews-cabinet-positions
Local
Assembly silent on pot shops

...Jones said the Assembly won't make any moves until the Legislature has taken a pass through the initiative and the Juneau city attorney has taken a look at it, too."I don't think anybody on the Assembly wants to do anything at all until...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-21/assembly-silent-pot-shops
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