Letters to the Editor

(Juneau Empire File)

Letter: Thanks for support during election

Save Juneau would like to thank the Juneau electorate for supporting and tuning in to Save Juneau during the local election. A primary reason Save… Continue reading

(Juneau Empire File)
(Juneau Empire File)

Letter: Stoking a human-abusive culture of fear

This “gunning” of our fellow citizens with military assault, sub-machine weapons of war must be arrested; in tandem with the kind of unhuman corporate, profit-driven… Continue reading

(Juneau Empire File)
(Juneau Empire File)

Letter: Thanks for helping a visitor during a difficult moment

I want to commend Juneau’s citizens for being so kind and caring on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2023. My 25-year-old, autistic daughter, Irina Mumford, had a… Continue reading

(Juneau Empire File)
(Juneau Empire File)

Letter: Telephone Hill an opportunity for needed low- and moderate-income housing

While I agree with the sentiments of Telephone Hill residents, I also feel Juneau desperately needs to provide some moderate- and lower-income housing. At 76… Continue reading

(Juneau Empire File)
(Juneau Empire File)

Letter: Relocation of warming shelter making poorest suffer even more

It never bodes well when government and church dissidents ally against a charitable organization trying to help the poorest of us, using the power of… Continue reading

(Juneau Empire File)
(Juneau Empire File)

Letter: Lack of privacy when voting in person is concerning

Thank you to the election workers that are providing service at each polling location. My experience Tuesday at the Mendenhall Valley Public Library was pleasant.… Continue reading

(Juneau Empire File)
(Juneau Empire File)

Letter: Public should ignore self-interested and cynical opponents of new City Hall

The new City Hall is an important project for Juneau. In plain English, the current facility is crappy and embarrassing. When we visit our local… Continue reading

(Juneau Empire File)
(Juneau Empire File)

Letter: New City Hall was needed long ago

I am pro-new City Hall. I worked for the CBJ in the ’90s and the mish-mash of city offices in various buildings hasn’t changed since… Continue reading

(Juneau Empire File)
(Juneau Empire File)

Letter: Consider moving into a school rather than a new City Hall

I do not support Proposition No. 1. We have already said no to the new City Hall, as proposed, whether it is because of the… Continue reading

(Juneau Empire File)
(Juneau Empire File)

Letter: New City Hall will bring Juneau into compliance with ADA requirements

Accessibility. Inclusion. Empowerment. Collaboration. Integrity. These are the five core values at the foundation of Southeast Alaska Independent Living (SAIL). Our mission is to inspire… Continue reading

(Juneau Empire File)
(Juneau Empire File)

Letter: Food for thought

As we ready ourselves to go to the polls soon, I invite Juneau voters to keep a few things in mind. While our local government… Continue reading

(Juneau Empire File)
(Juneau Empire File)

Letter: Current City Hall is an ongoing money pit

I have been following the ongoing dialog regarding the proposed City Hall project, and a couple of points come to mind. It appears that there… Continue reading

(Juneau Empire File)
(Juneau Empire File)

Letter: Food for thought

As we ready ourselves to go to the polls soon, I invite Juneau voters to keep a few things in mind. While our local government… Continue reading

(Juneau Empire File)
(Juneau Empire File)

Letter: Better ways to enhance Juneau’s capital status than new City Hall

Some promoters of a new City Hall claim our current city buildings do “…not represent the high standard and image a capital city should project,”… Continue reading

(Juneau Empire File)
(Juneau Empire File)

Letter: Considering consolidating high schools into TMHS, making JDHS the new City Hall

The CBJ offices have outlived their lifespan and been in disrepair for a long time. The CBJ offices tour that was offered on Wednesday showed… Continue reading

(Juneau Empire File)
(Juneau Empire File)

Letter: A new City Hall “just makes financial sense” to city manager?

Juneau’s Assembly and our outgoing City Manager are trying to convince voters and property taxpayers that building a new City Hall makes financial sense. As… Continue reading

(Juneau Empire File)
(Juneau Empire File)

Letter: Proposed state medical board changes will decrease access to care

As a physician assistant (PA) who has practiced in Juneau for 20 years, I want to urge all to be aware of the proposed changes… Continue reading

(Juneau Empire File)
(Juneau Empire File)
(Juneau Empire File)
(Juneau Empire File)

Letter: A better solution to glacier flooding than bombs

Since you are entertaining all ideas, including the absurd: What about NOT building a house right next to the Mendenhall River? Listen to nature, she… Continue reading

(Juneau Empire File)
(Juneau Empire File)

Letter: What will it take to implement a cruise ship plan?

It makes no sense to cater to the most environmentally degrading aspects of tourism while also aspiring to prevent the accelerating destruction of our local… Continue reading

(Juneau Empire File)