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Juneau Assembly passes marijuana zoning ordinance; restricts cultivation in residential areas

...proposed additions were mostly defeated, leaving the proposal almost unchanged from its committee form.Assembly member Mary Becker put forward a motion to remove all cultivation from D1 residential zones, which are usually used for single-family...
Gastineau demo bid OK'd

...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 relates to marijuana...
City pot board tables tax, license discussions could pull their licenses, the pro-license contingent of the committee said. Kiehl and fellow committee member Mary Becker stood on this side of the issue."It seems to me that it would be easier if you have a license to pull than to take...
Photos: Sanford sendoff; swearing in

Mayor Merrill Sanford shares a laugh with Deputy Major Mary Becker as the Assembly thanks him for his service to the city Tuesday night.
Letter: Senior tax exemption

...economic health of seniors or the business community.Opposing the changes were Mayor Merrill Sanford, Assemblywoman Mary Becker, the Alaska Native Sisterhood and the bulk of those testifying. A member of the Commission on Aging, who made clear...
For seniors, tax-free condo association fees unlikely

...mix of any and all of those mentioned, Perkins told the Assembly. Taking Perkins' concern to heart, Assemblywoman Mary Becker asked Bartholomew to assess the feasibility of making condo fees tax exempt for seniors and to report back to the Assembly...
Whale statue breaches talks again

...develop to see if it is feasible for housing."Along with Sanford, Assembly members Debbie White, Jerry Nankervis, Mary Becker and Maria Gladziszewski voted to extend the bid period. Sanford, however, is not convinced that the extension will...
Gastineau Apartments going down, likely taking Pocket Park with it

...prohibition on marijuana clubs, giving municipalities the power to decide whether they allow such clubs.Assembly member Mary Becker opposed this comment, saying that she worries it will "lead straight back to being a smoking town again." All other...
From condemned to high-rise condos? affordable housing.The lien will likely be at least $1 million, which caused some Assembly members, such as Mary Becker, to question whether parking spots would be enough to make up the cost of the lien."This is a much expedited process...
City asks for pot position permanent, Kiefer said during the meeting.Committee reaction to this request was luke-warm.Committee member Mary Becker said she felt as though creating this position would be premature until the city knows what demand the industry will...


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