Tax abatement, bonds, pot license matters up for Assembly approval

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Several ordinances are up for public hearing and action at Monday night's regular meeting of the Juneau Assembly.

    One calls for a tax abatement to spur the development of additional housing in the downtown area.

    Another measure would give the Community Development Director the authority to suspend or revoke a marijuana business license if it falls behind in paying sales tax unless corrective action is taken.

    Up for approval is a proposal for the issuance and sale of general obligation bonds not to exceed $22 Million.  The $15 million bond package approved by voters last year for maintenance and repair of schools, parks, streets, and other public infrastructure would be combined with the $7 Million okayed in 2019 for improvements to Centennial Hall into one sale.

    Members will also be asked to examine a list of capital projects for funding in a potential state bond package or the state's capital budget. The manager is recommending that public testimony be taken on this matter.

    An appropriation of $75,000 is embodied in an ordinance that earmarks the funds for the Zach Gordon Youth Center and the Tlingit Haida Regional Housing Authority to operate an emergency shelter and rapid rehousing facility for runaway and homeless youth at the city and borough's Hurlock Street property.

    The Assembly is scheduled to convene at 7 p.m. Monday



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