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Low voter turnout brings local media together

...Education affect them, they might be more motivated to get to the polls. Issues like tax exemptions, mill rates and municipal services might seem dull, but they acutely affect the lives of Juneau residents. "These are going to be the decisions...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-07/low-voter-turnout-brings-local-media-to
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My Turn: Celebrating Juneau's sense of community

...gratitude for the contribution CBJ volunteers make to our community. As you know, volunteerism spreads well beyond municipal service. Whether it be through the three Rotary groups, Juneau Chamber of Commerce, League of Women Voters, the scouts...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-21/my-turn-celebrating-juneaus-sense-com
Opinion
Empire Editorial: Doing less with fewer

...services. We'd be surprised if there aren't more job losses at the city level during the next six months.Municipal services also will be impacted as the city lowers its spending to match its earnings. Residents may notice a delay in other...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-18/empire-editorial-doing-less-fewer
Opinion
Juneau got LBGT-friendlier in 2014

...add an additional four points. Juneau scores full points for its Human Rights Commission, but in the category of Municipal Services, points are lost for not explicitly including gender identity in the Juneau School District's anti-bullying...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-13/juneau-got-lbgt-friendlier-2014
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My Turn: Retirement checks should never bounce

...Alaska taxpayers at that time ? many of them not yet old enough to vote in 2014 - would be paying for state and municipal services received today.If the Legislature abandon's Parnell's plan to pay down the liability, there is the additional...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-06/my-turn-tetirement-checks-should-enve
Opinion
Florida's lauded, let-go lifeguard

...appeared in the Los Angeles Times on Friday, July 6:In tight financial times, many cities save money by outsourcing municipal services such as clerical work to private companies. But there is no service more central to government and the people it...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-07-10/floridas-lauded-let-go-lifeguard
Opinion
Lesson in contrasts: Stockton, San Bernardino and Sandy Springs

...that an alternative model was required."A few cities, he noted, use private contractors to provide specific municipal services, such as road maintenance, water works and trash collection, but "no city as large as the future Sandy Springs...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-07-23/lesson-contrasts-stockton-san-bernard
Opinion
Alaska Editorial: There's a lesson in Interior city tax revolt

...income taxes, if they itemize. They don't see it for what it is, essentially the only tax they pay for state and municipal services. They don't see it as a fair price to pay for a wide range of services. They just see red when they see the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071906/opi_20060719013.shtml
Opinion
Empire fans controversy with verbose abuse

...excels in such behavior. As the acting mayor of Pelican, I responsibly focus on the regulatory requirements for municipal services. And approve a budget that maintains a stable workforce with several capital projects coming on line. I am trying...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/100804/let_letter1.shtml
Opinion
Alaska Digest

...Since statehood, many local communities have relied on state grants to help balance local budgets and provide key municipal services. Municipal Revenue Sharing grants, which helped fund a broad array of local expenses, and Safe Communities grants...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/122203/sta_akdigest.shtml
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