Juneau Chamber feels changes to CBJ charter are necessary

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The proposed ballot measures that were not approved for Juneau's October 2nd election for the lack of a fifth vote on the Assembly has spurred the Juneau Chamber of Commerce to suggest that amendments to the local government's charter are needed.

    Executive Director Craig Dahl and past president Erick Eriksen were guests on Action Line Tuesday.

    Dahl said the common reaction was, "That was a 4 - 3 vote.  Why didn't that work."  Both chamber officials said changes to the charter are long overdue.  They were designed before cell phones, social media and dynamic web sites.

    The nine member panel was reduced to seven when Beth Weldon and Norton Gregory were required to resign after filing to run for mayor.  

    Changes to the charter must be submitted to voters for approval.



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