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Haines: Fine dispute settled

...Commissioner Greg Brask said future commissions will need to be watchful of adminstrative actions. "When we voted for a manager form of government, I think people wanted to take politics out of these kinds of decisions. We need to be careful that...
North Pole sticks with mayor government

...calling for a public vote on a possible switch to a city manager form of government died for lack of City Council support...was concerned about the increased costs of going to a manager form of government. Kenai, Palmer, Kodiak, Nome, Juneau...
Voters may decide who oversees clerk

...Palmer's view conflicts with those of the majority of the municipalities. ``If we're going to have a council/manager form, it's important to have the tools to implement policy,'' he said. Under Juneau's manager/assembly form of...
Amendment would give city clerk 9 new bosses

...should report directly to him. ``On the other hand,'' he said, ``there are a lot of variations to the council-manager form of government, and I think people are served either way.'' City Clerk Marian Miller said, as the city's chief...
Mr. Mayor

...gets to run the place. A: No. The city actually runs very well in its current form. I think the strong-city-manager form works well. All of it depends on the working relationship the mayor has with the manager. And I've always got along...
Around the State of two final candidates invited to Haines for interviews after the city voted to change its structure to the city manager form. The other finalist took a job elsewhere. Pignalberi served in the Legislature from 1984-86. But during his reelection...
My Turn: John MacKinnon deserves a fair shot at the city manager's job

...fashioning strategies to overcome these challenges has been the city manager. Juneau's charter provides for a strong city manager form of government. In essence, that means the quality of government often rides on the shoulders of the city manager...
My Turn: A founding charter commissioner's view

...70s when some key changes in Juneau's governmental structure were made, notably, institution of the council-manager form of government by popular vote, followed by the election of a charter commission to unify the city and former Greater...


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