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Several public hearing items at tonight’s Assembly meeting, including mask-wearing requirement at fireworks show

June 29, 2020 – News, Notices for Public Comment

The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly meets tonight for a Regular Assembly Meeting at 7 p.m. Several items are up for public hearing, including the emergency ordinance mandating the use of face coverings during the Fourth of July fireworks show. Follow the meeting on Zoom https://juneau.zoom.us/j/93713252168, or by calling 1-346-248-7799 with webinar ID 937 1325 2168, or on Facebook Live.

The emergency ordinance would authorize the annual Gastineau Channel Fourth of July fireworks show and require people to wear a face covering when they’re outside in a publicly accessible location watching the fireworks show. This ordinance provides face covering exemptions for children under two and people with disabilities. A person who violates this ordinance would be subject to a $25 civil fine. If this ordinance is not adopted, the July 3 fireworks show will not occur. Read the City Manager’s Report and the ordinance here.

Other items up for public hearing related to COVID-19 include an ordinance to clarify terms, dates, and standards on the upcoming vote-by-mail election; an ordinance extending the face covering requirement on Capital Transit and in other CBJ facilities and areas; and an ordinance to appropriate $700,000 of CARES Act funding to purchase testing equipment and expand the local capacity to process tests. Read the full agenda packet here.

Members of the public wishing to provide public comment during tonight’s meeting can testify on public hearing items or non-agenda items by clicking the “Raise Hand” button (online Zoom Webinar) or press *9 (telephone) when those items come up on the agenda. Members of the public are encouraged to send their comments in advance of the meeting to BoroughAssembly@juneau.org.