CBJ still looking for art proposals for downtown signage; Jan. 24th deadline

January 13, 2020 – News

The City and Borough of Juneau is looking for three artists to produce original art. Images of the art will be displayed on panels as part of the Downtown Wayfinding and Interpretive Elements Project. Proposals are due January 24, 2020 prior to 2 p.m. The existing wayfinding and interpretive signs …

This is a picture of Chicken Yard Park in the winter.

Community meeting on Chicken Yard Park improvements Jan. 22

January 13, 2020 – News, Notices for Public Comment

The City and Borough of Juneau Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a Chicken Yard Park Community Meeting on January 22 at 6:30 p.m. in McPhetres Hall, 325 Gold Street inside Holy Trinity Church. The purpose of the community meeting is to discuss upcoming improvements to Chicken Yard Park this …

Mendenhall Valley Air Quality

January 10, 2020 – News

During these times of cold clear weather, the City wants to remind Mendenhall Valley residents that between Oct. 1 and April 30, the CBJ’s Air Quality Monitoring Program ensures the Mendenhall Valley’s air remains healthy.  Staff members monitor air quality data and if unhealthy concentrations of fine particulates are detected, …

This image shows the lap pool at Augustus Brown Pool.

Lap pool at Augustus Brown Pool closed until Jan. 17

January 10, 2020 – News

Due to mechanical issues with a circulation pump, the lap pool at Augustus Brown Swimming Pool will be closed until January 17. The leisure pool, sauna, fitness equipment, and locker rooms are still available for public use. For more information, call 586-5325 or email

Douglas / West Juneau Plan Link - Image of the old Pumphouse at Sandy Beach

Planning for the future of South Douglas-West Juneau kicks off Jan. 15

January 10, 2020 – News

As the planning effort for South Douglas-West Juneau begins, the City and Borough of Juneau Community Development Department (CDD) is hosting a Kickoff Meeting on Wednesday, January 15 at the Douglas Library from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The public is invited to stop by any time. The meeting is …

This is a picture of the new recycling center.

To encourage more recycling, CBJ eliminates $100 recycling fee for businesses

January 9, 2020 – FYI, News

Businesses no longer have to pay for an annual recycling permit to use the recycling center. Starting this year, the City and Borough of Juneau is eliminating the $100 recycling fee for businesses. The goal is to make it easier for the whole community to recycle. As a reminder, Juneau’s …

This is a picture of the Alaska State Capitol.

Legislative Welcome Reception is Jan. 22 at Centennial Hall

January 8, 2020 – FYI, News

It’s that time of year. Help welcome legislators, their families, and staff to Juneau during the 35th Annual Legislative Welcome Reception on Wednesday, January 22, 5-6:30 p.m. at Centennial Hall. This free event is open to the whole community and sponsored by the City and Borough of Juneau, The Alaska …

This is an aerial photo looking down on Mount Juneau, downtown, and part of Douglas.

Recommended listening: A primer on the 2020 Census

January 7, 2020 – FYI, News

The 2020 Census kicks off in Alaska later this month. This Alaska Public Media Talk of Alaska episode is a good and interesting primer on the census, explaining things like what the census is, why it’s vitally important for local communities and the state, and why Alaska is counted first. …

This is a picture of Nick Bursell, former CBJ Law employee.

Assembly resolutions dating back to 1989 now searchable online

January 6, 2020 – FYI, News

If you’re looking for a resolution passed by the Juneau Assembly in the past three decades, you can find it online thanks to Nick Bursell. Nick started working for CBJ’s Law Department in October. At that point, the resolutions online only went back to about 2017. Now, you can find …

Reminder: Rate changes went into effect January 1

January 3, 2020 – FYI, News

Please be aware that a water and sewer rate increase went into effect January 1, 2020. The City & Borough of Juneau Assembly in August approved increases to both the water and sewer utility rates. The 4 percent rate increase went into effect January 1. Find the new rates here. …