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Lands committee tackles big issue tonight

...Construction is expected to begin this fall on the downtown project, named the 16B project. The Committee of the Whole will also hear from the city's Utility Advisory Board and receive an update from the Parks and Recreation Department.
Child care boost passes Assembly

...exemption for single items;? Appropriate about $73,000 to help fund two after-school programs that the Parks and Recreation Department will be taking over from Catholic Community Services;? De-appropriate about $110,000 from completed...
Dog doo returns, Twin Lakes closes again

City officials announced Twin Lakes swimming area is closed again due to another high fecal bacteria test sample. The closure, which will remain in place until further notice, is the second in a two-week span.
Dog doo blamed for Twin Lakes closure's cleared up (quickly). This is unusual in that it's been a couple of days."Because the lab the parks and recreation department uses to test its water samples closes during the weekend, the city had to shut down the swimming area until...
Juneau's youth center continues to fight hunger

Meal programs at Zach Gordan Youth Center began humbly. There were afterschool snacks and drinks the kids that frequented the club. That wasn't enough. As the center hosted more events, it needed more food.
City merger tightens budget

When two become one in city departments, the results are big savings. Public Works and the City and Borough of Juneau Engineering Department will soon merge, saving Juneau approximately $275,000 per year.
CBJ consolidation will save $300K

The City and Borough of Juneau public works and engineering departments will soon merge, saving the city about $275,000.
Empowered pool board moves forward

An empowered pool board will begin its term July 1 if the Juneau Assembly gives its final approval April 27. On Monday, the Assembly's human resources committee approved the ordinance that would begin electing voluntary members of the seven-person board.
Juneau pools won't change hands just yet

The will of the public and the fate of Juneau's public swimming pools is hanging in limbo nearly three months after voters approved a ballot measure allowing the Juneau Assembly to create an empowered pool management board.

Seeing a handful of black, plastic bags strewn beneath the dispenser in Capital Park, Will Ryan was appalled at some person's careless behavior - until he discovered the culprit was not human.


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