Economic Stabilization Task Force

The Economic Stabilization Task Force  was established on April 6, 2020, by Mayor Beth Weldon. The goal of this Task Force is to answer the questions outlined in this charging document.  The committee had its introductory meeting on April 9, 2020.  The Task Force is scheduled to report to its findings to the Assembly weekly and its term of service was set to expire six months from inception, which was October 2020. On September 21, 2020, the Assembly voted to extend the commission of the Task Force until the end of December 2020.

The Economic Stabilization Task Force has concluded its work for calendar year 2020. The Task Force will present a report summarizing its achievements to the full Assembly in January, 2021.  The final report will be available on this site once completed.

Past Meeting Agendas and Minutes

To see the full CBJ Meeting calendar, including these task force meetings, please click here.  Please check the CBJ calendar or call the Clerk’s Office at (907) 586-5278 for the most up-to-date information.

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Economic Stabilization Task Force

Zoom Webinar - See Agenda for Link

03:00 PM

Documents

Thursday, December 03, 2020

Economic Stabilization Task Force

Zoom Webinar - See Agenda for Link

03:00 PM

Documents

  • Agenda
  • Minutes
  • Emergency Resolution 2926
  • An emergency appropriation of up to $85,738 as a grant to Perseverance Theatre to offset economic hardship experienced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • ArtWorks Press Release
  • Thirty-five projects employing at least 131 artists and creative workers in Juneau are under way thanks to funding through the Juneau CARES funds.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Economic Stabilization Task Force

Zoom Webinar - See Agenda for Link

03:00 PM

Documents

Monday, November 09, 2020

Economic Stabilization Task Force

Zoom Webinar - See Agenda for Link

03:30 PM

Documents

Monday, September 28, 2020

Economic Stabilization Task Force

Zoom Webinar - See Agenda for Link

12:00 PM

Presentations

  • Assembly Public Hearing: Draft Ordinance 2020-09(L)
  • An Ordinance Appropriating $383,775 to the Manager as a Grant to Travel Juneau for the Juneau Cares Campaign; Funding Provided by CARES Act Special Revenue Fund.
    Public Hearing at the October 1, 2020 Special Assembly Meeting. Passed.

  • Assembly Public Hearing: Draft Emergency Appropriation Resolution 2907
  • An Emergency Appropriation Resolution Appropriating $2 Million to the Manager as Additional Funding for Phase 2 and 3 of a COVID-19 Business Sustainability Grant Program; Funding Provided by the CARES Act Special Revenue Fund. Public Hearing at the October 1, 2020 Special Assembly Meeting. Passed

  • Assembly Public Hearing: Emergency Appropriation Resolution 2910(b)
  • An Emergency Appropriation Resolution Appropriating up to $175 Thousand to the Manager for a Grant to the Greater Juneau Chamber of Commerce to Lease and Implement a COVID-19 Detection Platform; Funding Provided by the CARES Act Special Revenue Fund. Public Hearing at the October 1, 2020 Special Assembly Meeting. Passed

  • Assembly Public Hearing: Draft Emergency Appropriating Resolution 2912(b)
  • An Emergency Appropriation Resolution Appropriating up to $3 Million to the Manager for a COVID-19 Housing Assistance Grant Program; Funding Provided by the CARES Act Special Revenue Fund. Passed w Amendments

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Economic Stabilization Task Force

Zoom Webinar - See Agenda for Link

03:00 PM

Documents

Presentations

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Economic Stabilization Task Force

Zoom Webinar - See Agenda for Link

03:00 PM

Presentations

  • Assembly Introduction: Draft Ordinance 2020-43
  • An appropriation up to $500 thousand for a COVID-19 Juneau ArtWorks Grant Program. Assembly introduction at the August 24 , 2020 Regular Assembly Meeting.

  • Assembly Public Hearing: Emergency Ordinance 2020-44
  • The Assembly adopted Ordinance 2020-36 on August 3, 2020, which created the COVID-19 Nonprofit Sustainability Grant Program. After August 3, the grant administrator identified an eligibility condition in Ordinance 2020-36 that would significantly limit the nonprofits that could benefit from this program if the nonprofit received federal or state CARES Act money. This emergency ordinance expands the eligibility condition, which is similar to what the Assembly did in the Business Sustainability Grant Program Phase 2, Section (f) of Ordinance 2019-06(AG)(d). Public hearing and adoption at the August 24, 2020 Regular Assembly Meeting.

Economic Stabilization Task Force Members

Max Mertz, Co-Chair
Linda Thomas, Co-Chair
Susan Bell
Theresa Belton
Bruce Botelho
Eric Forst
Ken Koelsch
Lauren MacVay
Laura Martinson
Terra Peters

If you wish to send comments to the task force, please email [email protected].

CBJ Staff to the Task Force

Brenwynne Grigg, Community Development Administrative Officer
Jensina Sundberg, CBJ Finance Administrative Assistant

Public Comments sent to the [email protected] email address or mailed to the City Clerk’s office at 155 S. Seward Street, Juneau, AK 99801, Attn: Economic Stabilization Task Force will be posted below in chronological order:

2020-10-19 Letter from Juneau Coalition on Housing and Homelessness