CBJ Committee of the Whole takes comment on draft energy plan and works on equal rights ordinance

    Public comment is being taken on the draft energy plan through Sept. 2nd. Work is still being done on an equal rights ordinance as the COW will meet on Aug. 15th to address religious issues. They did add "gender expression" to the list of groups protected by the ordinance

    The CBJ Committee of the Whole met Monday night with discussion on the Draft Juneau Energy Plan.

    Deputy Mayor Jesse Kiehl says public comment is being taken and he commends the Juneau Commission on Sustainability on a tremendous amount of work done on how Juneau can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and what Juneau folks have to spend on energy going into the future. He adds that anybody interested in energy issues and green house gas emission issues should comment. Comment goes through Sept. 2nd. Find the plan and comment here.

    Jesse explains the draft plan:

    An Equal Rights Ordinance is also being developed. Kiehl says they added "gender expression" to the list of groups protected by the ordinance, but they removed protection of people with housing vouchers, as there were questions raised about requiring landlords to participate in federal programs.

    Keihl explains the ordinance:

    The COW will meet on Aug. 15th and work on getting the language right, and address religious issues. Kiehl says the Assembly will most likely receive the ordinance in late August.

    Kiehl says they also had an executive session on the Cruise Line Industry Association lawsuit, where the Assembly heard from the city attorney and talked about the funding necessary for moving forward with their defense.

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