Final action on budget documents to top Assembly agenda Monday

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Juneau Assembly is poised to listen to public testimony and take final action the budget for the next two fiscal years at Monday's regular meeting.

    Those measures deal with the operating budget, the capital improvement program for the the next six years, and establishing the mill rate which would stay as it is now.

    There's an ordinance up for action that appropriates $3 point 5 Million in federal Cares Act funding for phase one of a business sustainability grant.  

    Juneau is receiving $53 Million in Cares Act funding.  Ordinances up for introduction at the meeting earmarks other Cares Act Funding.  $10 point 7 Million would go to Bartlett Regional Hospital under terms of two measures, $8 point 5 Million for phases two and three of business sustainability grants, and one million dollars for a grant to Trail Mix to put people to work on area trails.

    Another ordinance up for introduction amends the CBJ Election Code to allow voting by mail during this October's local election.

    Juneau Police Chief Ed Mercer was asked to appear and provide an update on this department's use of force policies in the wake of the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

    The Assembly meeting is scheduled to convene at 7 p.m. Monday

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