Voter Registration & Absentee Voting Options for Oct. 1 Municipal Election – City and Borough of Juneau

https://beta.juneau.org/newsroom-item/voter-registration-absentee-voting-options

Municipal elections usually have the lowest voter turnout of any elections. This gives the people who do vote disproportionate power.

If you are eligible to vote in Juneau, I hope I’ll see you at the polls on 10/1/2019.

Here’s what’s scheduled for public hearing at April 23 & April 25 Assembly Meetings – City and Borough of Juneau

I’m very happy that my city government posts assembly meeting schedules right to the home page. They don’t make us hunt for them. From the latest notice:

The following items are scheduled for public hearings by the City and Borough of Juneau Alaska Assembly, on the dates designated below.  These hearings will be held in the Assembly Chambers of the Municipal Building.  Copies of the items listed below may be obtained at the City and Borough of Juneau Clerk’s Office, Room 202 of the Municipal Building or at the CBJ website at: https://beta.juneau.org/assembly/assembly-minutes-and-agendas

Source: Here’s what’s scheduled for public hearing at April 23 & April 25 Assembly Meetings – City and Borough of Juneau

Two Lemon Creek lots available in over-the-counter sale starting May 1 – City and Borough of Juneau

Looking for land of your own in Juneau? The city has some – for a price. From the press release:

Previously, these lots were offered for sale via sealed competitive bid. In an over-the-counter sale, lots are purchased at a fixed pre-determined fair market value price. Lot 4, selling for $412,000, is 3.78 acres and Lot 5, selling for $382,000, is 4.38 acres. Both are zoned for multi-family and are close to Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School and Capital Transit bus stops. Jackie Street, which provides site and utility access, is lined with sidewalks.

Source: Two Lemon Creek lots available in over-the-counter sale starting May 1 – City and Borough of Juneau

Agenda for Special Assembly Meeting on April 11 – City and Borough of Juneau

A note from the City and Borough of Juneau about a public meeting:

The agenda for the Special Assembly meeting on Wednesday, April 11 at 5:15 p.m. in Assembly Chambers has changed. Ordinances to be introduced at that meeting are as follows:

Ordinance 2017-06(AP) An Ordinance Appropriating to the Manager the Sum of $75,000, as Funding for Leasing the Juneau Subport Parking Lot; Funding Provided by the Downtown Parking Fund’s Fund Balance

and

Ordinance 2018-25 An Ordinance Authorizing the Manager to Execute a Use Permit for Approximately One Acre of Lot C2A, Juneau Subport Subdivision, Located at 300 Egan Drive, to the State of Alaska

Ordinance 2018-24 An Ordinance Authorizing the Port Director to Lease 62 Square Feet of Lot 13C, Block 83, Tidelands Addition, Located at 470 South Franklin Street, to William Heumann has been removed from the agenda.

Source: Agenda for Special Assembly Meeting on April 11 – City and Borough of Juneau

Annual water valve cleaning through June – City and Borough of Juneau

I’m grateful that my tax dollars go to the maintenance of our water infrastructure. The clean taste of tap water is one of the joys of living in Juneau.  Once a year the city cleans out the system From the press release:

The City and Borough of Juneau Water Utility will be performing annual cleaning and exercising of the water valves throughout the borough through June 2018. Customers may encounter water discoloration or minor disruptions in service. To clear the discoloration, first wait until the work crew leaves the area, then run the cold water tap (preferably in your bathtub) until the water runs clear.

Source: Annual water valve cleaning through June – City and Borough of Juneau

Budget season: Why you should care – City and Borough of Juneau

A note from my city about the budget process and notes about key dates. I’m appreciative of this reminder:

The snow is melting, flowers are starting to come up, it’s springtime in Juneau and that means it’s city budget season. It’s the time of year when the Assembly and city staff work with the public to come up with CBJ’s budget for the coming year. It’s an important process that the public usually pays scant attention to, perhaps because of perceived complexity of the process or the budget itself. Admittedly it’s a dry topic, but the public should care because every city expenditure is provided for in the budget – everything from funds for employee salaries to buying vehicles and equipment, from funds for emptying public trash cans to defending the city against litigation, funds for operating facilities to funds for plowing snow and fixing streets.

Source: Budget season: Why you should care – City and Borough of Juneau