City and Borough of Juneau Assembly

The city has received an offer to buy the area known as Pocket Park at Front and Franklin Streets to be used as a food court, but is likely to hold off on deciding a long-term future for the park. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

What next for downtown’s Pocket Park?

The owner of Deckhand Dave’s offered to buy the entire property.

The city has received an offer to buy the area known as Pocket Park at Front and Franklin Streets to be used as a food court, but is likely to hold off on deciding a long-term future for the park. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Capital City Fire/Rescue personnel wheel a man to a waiting ambulance at the scene of a two-car accident near the Egan Drive and Mendenhall Loop Road intersection in the Mendenhall Valley in March 2016. Two people were treated at Bartlett Regional Hospital for minor injuries. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Capital City Fire/Rescue personnel wheel a man to a waiting ambulance at the scene of a two-car accident near the Egan Drive and Mendenhall Loop Road intersection in the Mendenhall Valley in March 2016. Two people were treated at Bartlett Regional Hospital for minor injuries. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
The tugboat Lumberman is seen aground in Gastineau Channel on Monday, May 21, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
The tugboat Lumberman is seen aground in Gastineau Channel on Monday, May 21, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
St. Vincent’s de Paul is looking to provide more services now that their thrift store has moved to a new location. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

St. Vincent looking to expand services

St. Vincent De Paul of Juneau lost its leader this summer, but the charitable organization continues to move forward in his absence.

St. Vincent’s de Paul is looking to provide more services now that their thrift store has moved to a new location. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Beth Weldon and supports react to a lead in the polls as results came in live at Election Central at City Hall on Oct. 2, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

New mayor forms child care task force

Group will examine city’s role in child care and gauge public opinion.

Beth Weldon and supports react to a lead in the polls as results came in live at Election Central at City Hall on Oct. 2, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Mayoral candidates Saralyn Tabachnick, left, Gregory Norton, center, and Beth Weldon answers questions during a Special Native Issues Forum at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Mayoral candidates Saralyn Tabachnick, left, Gregory Norton, center, and Beth Weldon answers questions during a Special Native Issues Forum at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Mayor Beth Weldon, left, Carole Triem, Michelle Bonnet Hale, Wade Bryson and Loren Jones are sworn in to their new positions on the Juneau Assembly on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Mayor Beth Weldon, left, Carole Triem, Michelle Bonnet Hale, Wade Bryson and Loren Jones are sworn in to their new positions on the Juneau Assembly on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Mayoral candidate Beth Weldon, with family and friends, react as they watch Election results come in at the Assembly chambers on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Mayoral candidate Beth Weldon, with family and friends, react as they watch Election results come in at the Assembly chambers on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Wade Bryson and Beth Weldon watch a late night count of questioned and absentee ballots in the Assembly chambers on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Wade Bryson and Beth Weldon watch a late night count of questioned and absentee ballots in the Assembly chambers on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Michael Boisvert exits a voting booth in the Municipal Election at AEL&P on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Turnout might be highest since 2010

The Lynn Canal precinct led the way with nearly 40 percent turnout.

Michael Boisvert exits a voting booth in the Municipal Election at AEL&P on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Well-done: Weldon wins mayor

Well-done: Weldon wins mayor

On a night with multiple tight races, the mayoral race stood out.

Well-done: Weldon wins mayor
Juneau mayoral candidates Beth Weldon, left, Norton Gregory, center, and Saralyn Tabachnick introduce themselves to the Rotary Club of Juneau during their luncheon at the Baranof Hotel on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Mayoral candidates debate city’s role in arts, child care

The three active mayoral candidates offered different perspectives on a few topics Tuesday.

Juneau mayoral candidates Beth Weldon, left, Norton Gregory, center, and Saralyn Tabachnick introduce themselves to the Rotary Club of Juneau during their luncheon at the Baranof Hotel on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Work on the new Pederson Hill Subdivision continues on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Work on the new Pederson Hill Subdivision continues on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Juneau Assembly candidates for the Areawide and District 2 seats are asked to raise their hand if they support the Juneau Access Project during a forum at the Juneau Chamber of Commerce during its weekly luncheon at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. District 2 candidate Emil Mackey did not attend the event because of work travel. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Economic-minded candidates talk future of business in Juneau

At Thursday’s Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Assembly candidates were probed about an issue that many of them know quite a bit about: Juneau’s economy.… Continue reading

Juneau Assembly candidates for the Areawide and District 2 seats are asked to raise their hand if they support the Juneau Access Project during a forum at the Juneau Chamber of Commerce during its weekly luncheon at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. District 2 candidate Emil Mackey did not attend the event because of work travel. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority is looking at all options in the sale of the subport land along Juneau downtown waterfront on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Mental Health Trust spending time, money on subport property

City officials are growing increasingly impatient with the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority.

Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority is looking at all options in the sale of the subport land along Juneau downtown waterfront on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Assembly candidates answers questions during a Special Native Issues Forum at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. From left: Garrett Schoenberger, Carole Triem, Tom Williams, Don Habeger, Wade Bryson, Michelle Bonnet Hale and Loren Jones. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Education topics stand out at Assembly forum

Candidates circled back to educational topics during the first public forum of election season.

Assembly candidates answers questions during a Special Native Issues Forum at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. From left: Garrett Schoenberger, Carole Triem, Tom Williams, Don Habeger, Wade Bryson, Michelle Bonnet Hale and Loren Jones. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Assembly candidates answers questions during a Special Native Issues Forum at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. From left: Garrett Schoenberger, Carole Triem, Tom Williams, Don Habeger, Wade Bryson, Michelle Bonnet Hale and Loren Jones. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Education topics stand out at Assembly forum

During the first public forum of election season, the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly candidates kept circling back to the topic of improving education.… Continue reading

Assembly candidates answers questions during a Special Native Issues Forum at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. From left: Garrett Schoenberger, Carole Triem, Tom Williams, Don Habeger, Wade Bryson, Michelle Bonnet Hale and Loren Jones. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Mayoral candidates Saralyn Tabachnick, left, Norton Gregory, center, and Beth Weldon answers questions during a Special Native Issues Forum at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Mayoral candidates Saralyn Tabachnick, left, Norton Gregory, center, and Beth Weldon answers questions during a Special Native Issues Forum at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The finished Housing First Project on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

City prepared to commit money to Housing First expansion

Applause is rare at CBJ Assembly meetings, but many in attendance broke into a standing ovation during Monday’s meeting.

The finished Housing First Project on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)