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Putting its money where its mouth is

...kids."The supplemental funding for FY2015 went to a roll call vote at the meeting and passed 7-2, with Mayor Merrill Sanford and Assembly member Jerry Nankervis dissenting. Sanford was the only dissenting vote against the funding amount for...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-08/putting-its-money-where-its-mouth
Local
A 'great day for Alaska'

...speeches by political leaders: Gov. Bill Walker, Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott, U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, Juneau Mayor Merrill Sanford, and Alaska Reps. Sam Kito and Cathy Munoz, as well as Sealaska Corp. President Anthony Mallott and Chairman Joe...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-17/hundreds-attend-10-hour-ceremony-openin
Local | Art
Tall Timbers appeal denied

...three minutes to think about it when we've had four months to think about everything else," Nankervis said.Mayor Merrill Sanford said he would be voting against the change because he felt it didn't follow the public process."We need to use...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-19/tall-timbers-appeal-denied
Local
Assembly raises sales tax cap to $12,000

...considered the ordinance at its March 18 meeting, and recommended forwarding it to the full Assembly for approval.Mayor Merrill Sanford suggested an amendment removing the two-year CPI adjustment suggesting the assembly "do it on its own," but the...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-28/assembly-raises-sales-tax-cap-12000
Local
Eminent domain no longer imminent for Gastineau Apartments

...somewhere in the neighborhood of 60 days."Those opposed to taking the property through eminent domain included Mayor Merrill Sanford, who was concerned about "writing a blank check" by taking on the responsibility of demolition and redevelopment...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-05/eminent-domain-no-longer-imminent-gasti
Local
Empowered pool board may answer to Parks and Rec.

...wracking my brain for the responsible way to try and empower a group of citizens passionate about our pools."Mayor Merrill Sanford had concerns with the split authority the amendment would put on the board. Duncan is first and foremost a city employee...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-17/empowered-pool-board-may-answer-parks-a
Local
Juneau to host state swim championships again

...continue to host this into the future."The 2016 state swim proposal included an opening letter from Juneau mayor Merrill Sanford touting the facilities for the meet and promising at least as much support as the city showed when it hosted the 2010...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-05-06/juneau-host-state-swim-championships-a
Sports
Walker: No budget, no going home

...Hall.In March, as lawmakers talked about a special session to consider natural gas pipeline issues, Juneau Mayor Merrill Sanford and members of Juneau's legislative delegation signed a letter offering the use of Centennial Hall. "We are writing...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-30/walker-no-budget-no-going-home
State | AK legislature
Assembly approves 'hybrid' pool board

...have an employee with two different masters, if you will. We would be setting up that employee to fail."Mayor Merrill Sanford declared that it isn't an empowered board, but "a hybrid to get us all to vote." He views it as a "lame duck...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-29/assembly-approves-hybrid-pool-board
Local
Big Thorne timber injunction denied

...Thursday. A representative with Viking Lumber declined to comment for this article.Southeast Conference member Merrill Sanford, also Juneau's mayor, considers Thursday's decision not to halt the sale a victory. "Maybe we've reached...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-16/big-thorne-timber-injunction-denied
State | Local

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