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Costello resigns from mayor's bear committee

Urban bear advocate and photographer Pat Costello has resigned from the mayor's Ad Hoc Urban Bear Committee, citing inaction by city government. In a letter to Mayor Sally Smith, Costello wrote he was disappointed with Smith's "inability...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111901/Loc_bearcom.shtml
Local
City charts course for action on bear issue

...individual bear calls. Enforcement will be another focus area, Smith said. While Mark Farmer, chairman of the mayor's Ad Hoc Urban Bear Committee, doesn't expect drastic changes in bear activity next summer, the city is making progress, he said...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112301/Loc_bears.shtml
Local
City gets tough on bear bait

...infraction, similar to a parking ticket, under city code. The ordinance implements recommendations from the Mayor's Ad Hoc Urban Bear Committee. People can avoid penalties by placing garbage cans outside after 4 a.m. on the morning of pickup...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052201/Loc_BearBait.html
Local
Farmer wants to 'clean up' Juneau

...unsuccessfully for mayor three times before and for an Assembly seat twice. He also served as chairman of the mayor's Ad Hoc Urban Bear Committee in 2002 that resulted in tighter garbage regulations. Farmer has been a vocal critic of Juneau politics...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092009/loc_495158568.shtml
City may tweak new bear rules

The Juneau Assembly considers changes tonight to a new ordinance designed to keep garbage from bears as the work of the Mayor's Ad Hoc Urban Bear Committee draws to a close.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070201/Loc_Tweak.html
Local
We still haven't solved the bear problem

The better part of a year has passed and after all the politics, behind-the-scene deals, back slapping and personality conflicts, I'm left asking if we really are doing any better dealing with the problem of humans, garbage and bears?

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/073001/opE_Bear.shtml
Opinion
Why the bear problem hasn't been solved

Five months after passage of a city law meant to keep garbage out of reach of bears, violations are rampant, enforcement is rare and educating the public remains more goal than reality.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/100701/Loc_bearwhy.shtml
Local
Session move, tourism lead governmental news

Among the top governmental news events in Juneau this year was a renewed effort to move legislative sessions out of Juneau, which local leaders called a de facto capital move attempt.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/123101/Loc_localyearend.shtml
Local
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...infraction, similar to a parking ticket, under city code. The ordinance implements recommendations from the Mayor's Ad Hoc Urban Bear Committee. People can avoid penalties by placing garbage cans outside after 4 a.m. on the morning of pickup...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052201/Loc_BearBait.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

The Juneau Assembly considers changes tonight to a new ordinance designed to keep garbage from bears as the work of the Mayor's Ad Hoc Urban Bear Committee draws to a close.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070201/Loc_Tweak.shtml

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