Several Assembly committees meet Monday to take up many matters

Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Assembly Committee of the Whole meets Monday evening following the full Assembly's special meeting.

Topping that agenda are the recommendations of the Public Safety Task Force.

Mayor Ken Koelsch was asked on Action Line how the Assembly will proceed on those recommendations.   "How will it proceed?  It will have to fund some of the directions or it will  just pass them by."  The mayor added that the recommendations are being fined tuned in time for the meeting.

Also on the agenda is a National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Opioid Grant and governance of Centennial Hall.

The Lands and Resources Committee convenes at 4 p.m. Monday. The lone item on that agenda is the Cornerstone Campus on Hurlock Avenue that was leased by the city and borough to Juneau Youth Services until recently.  

There are five applications, according to the mayor, who says the committee will narrow the list down to two or three and forward those to the Assembly with a recommendation on how to proceed.

Another option for the city and borough could be to sell the property rather than leasing it, according to the mayor.

The Public Works and Facilities Committee meets at Noon Monday in Assembly Chambers.  An update on Project Playground at Twin Lakes highlights that agenda.  The rebuild of the  the playground destroyed in an arson fire is scheduled to commence in June.

An $800,000 Federal Transit Administration grant for partial funding of a Valley Transit - Transfer Center of Capital Transit is on the agenda.  The $200,000 match from the local government is already funded in existing capital project accounts according to city hall.  Staff is asking the committee to foward the grant request to the full Assembly for its consideration.

Funding for repairs to the Treadwell Ditch Trail is before the panel.

The committee will also take up a proposal to electric vehicle charging stations at the Downtown Transit Center, the Douglas Library, and Statter Harbor.

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