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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
State | Local
Jackson resigns from Planning Commission

...Planning Commission to accept employment outside of Juneau. Jackson submitted his letter of resignation to Mayor Merrill Sanford on April 14, with an effective date of May 31. He has served on the commission for a year and a half - "Not long...
Photos: International Thanksgiving

...Seventh and eighth grade students are applauded by Mayor Merrill Sanford and Deputy Mayor Mary Becker for their volunteer efforts...Davenport, left, and Samatha Johnson offer Mayor Merrill Sanford a taste of their pickle soup of Poland at Dzantik'i...
Downtown Juneau's endless cycle: Housing versus parking

...building after demolition, they could sell it to a private investor for mixed commercial and residential use.Mayor Merrill Sanford noted on Monday that the city has begun work on a parking plan for downtown and the Willoughby District and committee...
At meeting, downtown ideas flow with coffee

...separated smoking areas and the elimination of ashtrays on the sidewalks.A group of young adults clustered around Mayor Merrill Sanford to share their opinions just behind another group considering incentives for LED lights outside shops and bars. By...
In Anchorage mayor's race, a money trail leads to Juneau

...stories - they either worked with the candidate or knew him personally, and that's why they donated.Juneau Mayor Merrill Sanford knows better than many in Juneau what it takes to be elected mayor in Alaska.The difference between being mayor...


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