CBJ to discuss housing issues and giving a tax break on food to all

    The long term idea of eliminating the sales tax on food for everyone in Juneau is back for discussion by the Assembly.

    The Assembly Lands Committee will be updated on a proposal to dispose of the city owned North Franklin street parking lot at a meeting this evening.  (Monday)

    Mayor Ken Koelsch was asked about the proposal while a guest on Action Line Friday:

    The mayor was also asked for any update on the status of the lot that was once the site of the Gastineau Apartment Building:

    The city and borough funded the demolition of the building to eliminate what was deemed a safety hazard.

    The committee will also view a power point presentation on the local government's involvement in housing.  A chief goal of the Assembly is to help create an atmosphere for the construction of additional affordable housing here.

    The Lands Committee meeting is scheduled to convene at 5 p.m. in Assembly Chambers at City Hall.

    The long term idea of eliminating the sales tax on food for everyone in Juneau is back for discussion by the Assembly this evening.

    The Committee of the Whole will discuss the matter, according to Mayor Ken Koelsch:

    One proposal calls for increasing the sales tax for all other purchases:

    Members will receive an update on the Aquatics Board.  The Mayor was asked on Action Line Friday what he expects to hear:

    The Committee of the Whole will also receive an updte on the draft Energy Plan for the city and borough and  discuss the process for doing the evaluations for the City Manager and Attorney.

    That meeting is scheduled to convene at 6 p.m. in Assembly Chambers at City Hall.

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