Three Assembly committees meet Monday to take up a wide variety of issues

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Assembly Committee of the Whole will take up recommendations of the Visitor Industry Task Force during its meeting Monday evening.

    The recommendations were put on hold last Spring following the COVID-19 outbreak and the scrubbing of the cruise ship visitor season.

    The potential of a season in 2021 spurs the city and borough to pick up the task force report again.

    In the event of a cruise ship season, members will discuss cruise ship COVID protocols.

    The committee will also be updated on the Juneau Economic Development Plan.

    The Committee of the Whole meeting is scheduled to convene at 7 p.m.

    The Lands, Resources and Economic Development Committee will be updated earlier on a proposed downtown tax abatement ordinance that would be aimed at encouraging the development of additional housing in the area.

    The panel will also hear an update on the housing action plan

    The committee convenes its meeting at 5 p.m.

    The Public Works and Facilities Committee meets over the Noon hour Monday.

    It will take up a staff request to transfer $304,000 from other accounts to address needed repairs and maintenance at the Dimond Park Aquatic Center.

    Approval of $10  Million in grants for Capital Transit from the Federal Transit Administration is before the panel.

    Planning underway for a park in the Lemon Creek area will be discussed.  The park area is being donated by the Eagles Edge neighborhood in that area.

    Members will also discuss funding for renovation work at Centennial Hall.

    The committee will be updated on projects that call for the reconstruction of Calhoun Avenue and Crest Street, and the Fiscal Year 22 Capital Improvement program schedule.

    Assembly goals will also be reviewed.


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