Purse seiners work the waters for salmon near Amalga Harbor in Favorite Channel during an opening in July 2012. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Purse seiners work the waters for salmon near Amalga Harbor in Favorite Channel during an opening in July 2012. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

LIVE: City considers options for improving Amalga Harbor

Live updates from a public hearing at City Hall

5:30 p.m.

“It’s a high-use facility,” Ivanowicz said. “On a sunny day, we know the parking lot is going to be full.”

He said the traffic of the area is compounded during low tide when people cleaning fish impede people who are attempting to launch boats.

5:10 p.m.

Some late arrivals push that total to about 30.

Brandon Ivanowicz, civil engineer for PND Engineers, is giving a presentation about the goal of the potential improvements, which would seek to improve launch ramp safety and efficiency.

5 p.m.

A quick headcount puts tonight’s attendance at 20. A handful of people have made a point to sign up for public comment.

4:40 p.m.

City and Borough of Juneau Docks & Harbors Board of Directors is holding a public hearing regarding possible improvements to Amalga Harbor.

According to a city press release, among the options that could be chosen dare no action, removal of the existing fish cleaning, proceeding with improvements at the hearing with funding available, proceeding with improvements at other upland locations without identified funding or proceeding with further evaluations to reconsider options in the fall.

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