Assembly COW to meet with members of Systemic Racism Review Committee

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - A number of matters will be up for discussion at Monday evening's Assembly Committee of the Whole meeting.

    A joint meeting with the Systemic Racism Review Committee is planned, according to Deputy Mayor Loren Jones, who says members have been working very hard on the criteria they will be implementing to review legislation.

    This will be the first opportunity for the Assembly to meet with the committee.

    The Cruise Ship Port Agreements crafted by local communities throughout the region will be discussed. The guidelines call for all adults and crew to be vaccinated and an overall 90 percent rate when minors are included.

    Travel marketing will be discussed.  Assemblymember Greg Smith said on Action Line that an important factor in that regard is the fact that the vast majority of Juneau's population is vaccinated.

    Increasing the compensation for the mayor, assembly members and members of the Planning Commission and Hospital Board of Directors is up for discussion.

    Assembly rules of procedure including clarifying the role of Assembly liaisons to boards and commissions are on the agenda.

    The Assembly will also receive an update from Alaska Electric, Light and Power, and an update on cruise ship shore power.

    The Assembly Lands, Housing and Economic Development Committee will conduct a meeting beforehand starting at 5 p.m.  Staff is requesting committee approval of a utility easement for the Valley Transit Center.

    An easement at Cope Park is also on the agenda.   It's the result of a mass wasting event that initiated from private property on Goldbelt Avenue.  The landowner has worked with city staff on a design concept to repair the drainage and stabilize the slope.  The agreement
    calls on the landowner to ensure the proposed work is completed correctly.

    The panel will also be kept abreast of updates to Title 49, the land use code, and the status of housing initiatives.
    The Public Works and Facilities Committee is scheduled to meet over the Noon hour.

    The panel will be asked to accept a donation of up to $550,000 from the Juneau Community Foundation's Capitol Fund to pay for improvements to Capitol Park.

    Solid waste concerns including odors emanating from the landfill and what might be done about it will be discussed.

    The panel will also be updated on projects at the airport funded with CARES Act appropriations.


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