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Citizen Petitions – Initiative & Referendum Petitions under review; Recall Petitions due June 10

June 4th, 2024|Comments Off on Citizen Petitions – Initiative & Referendum Petitions under review; Recall Petitions due June 10

Initiative Petition Booklets 2021 Petitioner Committees for the Ship-Free Saturday Initiative and the Repeal Ordinance 2023-24 Referendum petitions were issued petition books on Tuesday, April 30, 2024 and returned the petitions on Thursday, May 30, 2024. Each petition is required to have 2,359 signatures for the Municipal Clerk’s office to certify them. Per CBJ Charter, Clerk staff has 10 calendar days in which to review all the signatures submitted and either certify a petition or deem it insufficient. In the event it is deemed insufficient, the petition committee may be issued supplemental petition books and have an additional 10 calendar days to collect supplemental signatures. Following submission of the supplemental petitions, Clerk staff will then have 10 additional days by which to certify or reject the petition. In other petition news, there are currently two petitions to recall School Board President Deedie Sorensen and Vice-President Emil Mackey circulating in the community and due to be submitted to the Clerk’s office by Monday, June 10. Those petitions will go through a similar review and timing process as outlined above. Decisions and complete details for each individual petition and the petition process in general can be found on the Municipal Clerk’s Elections webpage at https://juneau.org/clerk/elections . For voters who are interested in signing petitions but don’t know if they are a qualified Juneau registered voter, they can check their voter registration status on the State of Alaska Division of Election’s website at https://myvoterinformation.alaska.gov/.  For individuals who are not registered […]

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The Municipal Clerk’s Office serves as Liaison with the CBJ Assembly, staff and the public and is the Election Official for the municipality. The Municipal Clerk is responsible for:

  • administrating local elections, serving as a voter registration office for the State of Alaska; and reviewing compliance with Alaska Public Offices Commission requirements.
  • providing notification of all official activities and meetings of the Assembly and its various committees in compliance with the Open Meetings Act.
  • administrating the activity of the Assembly, the Assembly Standing Committees and the Assembly appointed advisory boards and committees.
  • administrating appeals to the Assembly regarding decisions of the Planning Commission and other quasi-judicial boards.
  • responding to requests for information from the public, CBJ staff, other municipalities, state officials, and both state and federal legislative offices.
  • coordinating and maintaining office tracking system for correspondence and follow-up action.
  • maintaining a comprehensive record system of all CBJ permanent and historic records; maintaining custody of the City and Borough seal; and attesting to CBJ documents such as minutes, legislation, plats, and Notices of Decisions, and ensuring compliance with the Open Records Act.
  • assisting in the preparation of the Assembly budget, reviewing expenditures and assisting the Mayor’s Executive Assistant with administration of approved budget.
  • assisting in planning and attending special events on behalf of the CBJ.
  • administering liquor and gaming license review.