CBJ meets

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) The Assembly finished work on the fiscal year 2019 budget of just under $343.5 million.

    The tax rate will remain the same at 10 point 66 mills.  The borough also plans to spend just over $28 million on capital projects this year.

    City Manager Rorie Watt went into the capital improvement budget this year.

    In other actions the Assembly increased the penalties for improper touching of a child to one year.

    The Parks and Recreation Advisory committee will discuss pickleball at their meeting tonight at city hall.

    Assembly member Jerry Nankervis suggested the CBJ consider an adopt a park program for citizens and groups wanting to help maintain parks.

    Assembly member Loren Jones suggested the city staff write up a ballot initiative for voters to give an advisory vote in October on the Best Starts Early childhood education program.  Staff will begin work on the project and report back to the Assembly.

    The Mayor also issued a proclamation for Juneau Pride 2018.

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