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Juneau sales tax income perks up

The city and borough of Juneau fell almost $200,000 short of its revised sales tax goal for fiscal year 2014, according to final results revealed Wednesday. Although the Assembly was hoping for more, the amount - $43.
City workers shouldering more after job cuts day you're not going to notice it and on a big-snow day you're going to notice it," he said.The Parks and Recreation Department lost the equivalent of 2.25 full-time jobs; one of those is a recreation coordinator. Without this...
City may lose deputy fire marshal, basketball league and summer ice rink hours

City Manager Kim Kiefer proposed an additional $1.6 million in cuts to city services and jobs at Wednesday's City and Borough of Juneau Assembly finance committee meeting. The proposal is on top of $3.6 million in cuts proposed by the manager in early April, most of which have already been approved by the Assembly to help balance a $15 million city budget deficit over the next two years.
Budget proposal slashes 19 city jobs to balance books

...the proposal is "a place for us to start the discussions we'll have over the next eight or 10 weeks."The Parks and Recreation Department would receive more cuts to services and jobs than any other department - $1 million over two years.Those...
Assembly will hear Field of Fireweed appeal

A local construction company is appealing the city's decision last month to deny rezoning the area dubbed the "Field of Fireweed." The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly unanimously voted Monday to accept Bicknell, Inc.
Kodiak clears trees to expand cemetery

KODIAK - On a grave decorated with flowers and a single pink flamingo, there was a small plaque: "Where gardens grow, God walks." Until Monday, that grave and plaque were shaded by towering green spruce trees. No more.
City to upgrade emergency communication, preparedness still key

After the recent earthquake, residents were shaken and wondering where to best get information and instruction.
Public hears some OHV site possibilites

The National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council held two events this week in hopes of sparking another conversation on the search for off-roading access in Juneau, a subject that has faced numerous challenges and proposals over the years.
Assembly delays Auke Lake ordinance revisions

The Borough Assembly Committee of the Whole gathered Monday night and rejected recommended revisions to the Auke Lake Management Plan.
Under-bridge site development gets a boost at PRAC meeting

Plans for a bronze humpback whale sculpture beneath the Juneau-Douglas Bridge received the unanimous backing of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee Tuesday evening, while the committee also heard more about the Juneau Maritime Center proposed to share the site.Whale Project secretary Kay Diebels said artist R.T. "Skip" Walden approved of the site, which was formerly occupied by the Public Works Department, for the whale sculpture.


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