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Presented by: Hale
Presented: 07/20/2020
Drafted by: R. Palmer III

ORDINANCE OF THE CITY AND BOROUGH OF JUNEAU, ALASKA

Serial No. 2020-41

An Emergency Ordinance Requiring a Face Covering in Certain Indoor Settings and Providing a Penalty.

WHEREAS, CBJ Charter 5.4(a) provides the Assembly may adopt an emergency ordinance to meet a public emergency by an affirmative vote of at least six assemblymembers; and

WHEREAS, COVID-19 is a respiratory disease that can result in serious illness or death and is caused by the SARS-Cov-2 virus (“virus”), a new strain of the coronavirus that has not been previously identified in humans and is easily transmittable person to person; and

WHEREAS, on March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (“WHO”) declared the virus a pandemic; and

WHEREAS, on March 11, 2020, the State of Alaska declared a public health emergency in response to the anticipated outbreak of the virus in Alaska; and

WHEREAS, on March 13, 2020, President Donald J. Trump declared a national emergency in response to the virus pandemic; and

WHEREAS, on March 16, 2020, the Assembly declared a local emergency in response to COVID-19; and

WHEREAS, on March 22, 2020, the City and Borough of Juneau (“CBJ”) received its first positive case of COVID-19; and

WHEREAS, as of July 6, 2020, there have been 45 confirmed cases in the City and Borough of Juneau, including cases classified as caused by community spread; and

WHEREAS, Alaska is experiencing a substantial increase in COVID-19 cases since June and especially during the first week of July (424 active cases on June 30 to 598 active cases on July 5); and

WHEREAS, the Centers for Disease Control and the State of Alaska (Health Alert 10) recommend everyone to wear a cloth face covering when in a public setting where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, which can minimize asymptomatic individuals with COVID-19 from unknowingly spreading the disease.

THEREFORE BE IT ENACTED BY THE ASSEMBLY OF THE CITY AND BOROUGH OF JUNEAU, ALASKA:

Section 1. Classification. This ordinance is a non-code ordinance.

Section 2. Face Covering Mandate.

A. Requirement. All individuals must wear a mask or cloth face covering over their nose and mouth when they are indoors in public settings or communal spaces outside the home. This ordinance is subject to the conditions and exceptions stated below.

B. Context. The settings included in this ordinance include, but are not limited to, the public and communal spaces within the following:

1. Grocery stores, pharmacies, and all other retail stores.
2. Restaurants, cafes, bars, and breweries – including food preparation, carry-out, and delivery food operations. There is a limited exception for customers while they are eating or drinking in one of these settings.
3. Buses, taxis, and other forms of public transportation when passengers are present.
4. Personal care facilities.
5. Child care facilities.
6. Communal areas of offices where people from multiple households are present.
7. Elevators and indoor communal spaces in other buildings.

C. Employment. Employers are responsible to make sure employees who are present in the workplace have access to and wear masks or cloth face coverings when in direct contact with customers, members of the public, or other employees. Masks are not required when the only direct contact is between members of the same household or when employees are not near others (within six feet).

D. Exceptions. This ordinance does not apply to the following categories of people or activities:

1. Any child under the age of 2 years. These very young children should not wear a face covering because of the risk of suffocation;
2. Any child under the age of 12 years unless a parent or caregiver supervises the use of face coverings by the child to avoid misuse;
3. Any child in a child care or day camp setting, although such settings may provide their own requirement for use for children age 2 years old or older;
4. Any individual for whom wearing a mask or cloth face covering would be contrary to his or her health or safety because of a medical condition or mental health condition, and any individual unable to tolerate a mask due to a physical or mental disability;
5. Individuals who are speech impaired, deaf, or hard of hearing, or individuals communicating with someone who is deaf or hard of hearing, where facial or mouth movements are an integral part of communication;
6. Any individual who has trouble breathing or otherwise unable to remove the face covering without assistance;
7. Individuals who are exercising, if mask wearing would interfere with their breathing;
8. Individuals who are incarcerated, in police custody, or inside a courtroom; these individuals should follow guidance particular to their location or institution;
9. Individuals performing an activity that cannot be conducted or safely conducted while wearing a mask (for example, a driver experiencing foggy glasses, a dental patient receiving care, an equipment operator where there is a risk of dangerous entanglement); and
10. Musicians, presenters, ministers, and others communicating to an audience or being recorded, for the duration of their presentation/practice/performance where mask usage impairs communication, and so long as safe physical distancing is maintained.

E. Proof of Medical Reason or Disability. If a person declines to wear a mask or face covering because of a medical condition or disability as described above, this ordinance does not require them to produce medical documentation verifying the stated condition or disability. Businesses may wish to consider accommodating such individuals through curbside or delivery service or by allowing the individual inside without a mask if doing so will not place others at risk.

F. Enforcement Policy. The City and Borough of Juneau reserves the right to use all available enforcement options to assure compliance with this ordinance. However, employers will not be subject to fines based on non-compliance by customers so long as there is a clearly posted sign informing customers that they are required to wear face coverings. Brief removal of a face covering, such as is necessary to eat, drink, or scratch an itch does not constitute a violation of this ordinance (although hand washing/sanitizing is recommended after such activities). Additionally, violation of this ordinance does not create grounds for residents to harass individuals who do not comply with it.

G. Violation. A person who violates the face covering requirement of Section 2 shall be subject to a civil fine not to exceed $25.00, which shall be considered incorporated into CBJC 03.30.070(a); payment of the civil fine shall be accepted in satisfaction of the violation; and the violation shall be subject to CBJC 03.30.070(b)-(c) and 03.30-075-03.30.085.

Section 3. Effective Date. This ordinance shall be effective immediately and expire 90 days after its adoption unless terminated earlier by the Assembly by motion.

Adopted this 20th day of July, 2020.

Presented by: The Manager
Introduced: 06/29/2020
Drafted by: R. Palmer III

ORDINANCE OF THE CITY AND BOROUGH OF JUNEAU, ALASKA

Serial No. 2020-33

An Ordinance Amending Emergency Appropriation Resolution 2889(am) Related to the COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program.

WHEREAS, the COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program is necessary due to the public health emergency with respect to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19); and

WHEREAS, the COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program was created by Emergency Appropriation Resolution 2889(am) (adopted April 20, 2020) and program expenses were not accounted for in the FY20 budget; and

WHEREAS, the COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program expenses are incurred during the period that begins on March 1, 2020, and ends on December 31, 2020.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE ASSEMBLY OF THE CITY AND BOROUGH OF JUNEAU, ALASKA:

Section 1. Classification. This ordinance is a non-code ordinance.

Section 2. Amendment of Emergency Appropriation Resolution 2889(am). The following provisions of Emergency Appropriation Resolution 2889(am) are amended as follows:

(a) Section 2 of Res. 2889(am): Source of Funds. Insert “CARES Act Special Revenue Fund” and delete “Affordable Housing Fund.”

(b) Section 3(e) of Res. 2889(am): Intent. Exhibit A to Resolution 2889(am) is amended as follows “returning all unencumbered monies existing on December 31, 2020.”

Section 3. Further Amendments to Exhibit A of Resolution 2889(am). Upon motion by the Assembly, the Manager may make future amendments to Exhibit A of Resolution 2889(am).

Section 4. Effective Date. This ordinance shall be effective 30 days after its adoption.
Adopted this 8th day of July, 2020.

Presented by: Assembly
Presented: 04/06/2020
Drafted by: R. Palmer III

RESOLUTION OF THE CITY AND BOROUGH OF JUNEAU, ALASKA

Emergency Serial No. 2889(am)

An Emergency Appropriation Resolution Appropriating $200,000 to the Manager for an Emergency Rental Assistance Program; Funding Provided by the Affordable Housing Fund.

A. WHEREAS, consistent with Charter 9.10(b), upon declaration by the Assembly that a public emergency exists and describing the emergency in clear and specific terms, the Assembly by resolution may make emergency appropriation upon approval by all Assemblymembers present or by seven of its membership, whichever is the lesser number; and

B. WHEREAS, COVID-19 is a respiratory disease that can result in serious illness or death and is easily transmittable person to person; and

C. WHEREAS, on March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (“WHO”) declared the virus a pandemic; and

D. WHEREAS, on March 11, 2020, the State of Alaska declared a public health emergency in response to the anticipated outbreak of the virus in Alaska; and

E. WHEREAS, on March 13, 2020, President Donald J. Trump declared a national emergency in response to the virus pandemic; and

F. WHEREAS, on March 16, 2020, the Assembly declared a local emergency in response to COVID-19; and

G. WHEREAS, on March 22, 2020, the City and Borough of Juneau (“CBJ”) received its first positive case of COVID-19; and

H. WHEREAS, there are approximately 5,000 rental units in the CBJ; and

I. WHEREAS, workforce housing in the CBJ typically equates to less than 120 percent of the area median income (AMI); and

J. WHEREAS, nearly half of the renters make less than 80 percent of the AMI and approximately 70 percent of those renters have unaffordable rental costs; and

K. WHEREAS, renters need immediate support as many worked in businesses that have closed or reduced hours because of COVID-19 and social distancing requirements; and

L. WHEREAS, federal and state resources may be available too late or insufficient to be of assistance to renters or landlords who need immediate assistance; and

M. WHEREAS, providing rental assistance now can prevent the need for additional costs and services in the future, which is in the public’s interest; and

N. WHEREAS, failing to provide rental assistance could result in further adverse impacts to Juneau’s economy and social service network; and

O. WHEREAS, the Alaska Housing Development Corporation, a nonprofit corporation and also known as Gruening Park in partnership with Gastineau Human Services, has an existing rental assistance program that has experienced increased demand due to the COVID-19 public emergency.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE ASSEMBLY OF THE CITY AND BOROUGH OF JUNEAU, ALASKA:

Section 1. Emergency Appropriation. There is appropriated to the Manager the sum of two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000.00) for an Emergency Rental Assistance Program, to be granted to the Juneau Community Foundation only for disbursement to the Alaska Housing Development Corporation.

Section 2. Source of Funds:
Affordable Housing Fund $ 200,000.00

Section 3. Emergency Rental Assistance Program Purpose and Terms. The program is subject to the following terms and conditions:

(a) Rental assistance is for people who have lost employment as a result of COVID-19 or people who cannot earn wages as the result of a loss of childcare due to COVID-19.

(b) Rental assistance is prioritized for people who earn less than 120 percent of the area median income as calculated by the United Stated Department of Housing and Urban Development.

(c) Applicants must provide sufficient proof of need for rental assistance considering other available financial assistance, lay-off or eviction notices or lack of childcare, 30-day bank statements, and leasing information.

(d) The Manager is directed to report back to the Assembly on the number of applicants and disbursement of funds.

(e) Intent. The administration of the rental assistant program should be guided by Exhibit A to Resolution 2889(am).

(f) Exceptions. The Alaska Housing Development Corporation, after receiving direction from the Manager, has the authority to make reasonable exceptions to these conditions that conform to the purpose of this program.

Section 4. Effective Date. This resolution shall be effective immediately after its adoption.
Adopted this 20th day of April, 2020.

Resolution 2889 Exhibit A

Letter of Intent

In adopting Emergency Appropriation Resolution 2889 (as amended), we issue these instructions/guidelines to assist the program administrator, the Alaska Housing Development Corporation, in providing relief to Juneau residents.

The numbers of households and individuals who could qualify for support far exceeds the amount currently set aside for relief. According to HUD’s 2019 income limits, 61.9% of Juneau households are low income, 48.0% are very low income, and 24.0% are extremely low income. Similarly, According to HUD’s 2019 income limits, 63.9% of Douglas households are low income, 52.5% are very low income, and 24.6% are extremely low income.

Accordingly, we believe that triage will be required, even among those in the very low income category. We expect the following to the extent considered reasonable by the City Manager:

• to the extent reasonable and necessary, coordinating with other entities to reduce duplication of services.

• providing assistance, for rent due no earlier than April 2020, equal to the gap in the ability to pay, rather than in all instances the full amount of the rental obligation. Payments will be restricted to rent only, and should not include late fees or security deposits;

• undertaking a case-by-case review of each applicant to assess all resources in and available to the household. Three examples:

1. Two roommates, each of whom qualifies, but when resources are pooled would reduce the overall payment.

2. To the extent possible given uncertainties in the State unemployment system, for a household member has not yet received, but fully qualifies for the enhanced unemployment insurance payments, the full retroactive sum will be considered; and

3. Situations in which a household receiving the rental assistance would lead to a reduction in or disqualification of an existing rental assistance.

• denying rental assistance for a rental unit owned by a government entity.

• returning all unencumbered monies existing on June 30, 2020.

Presented by: The Manager
Introduced: 06/08/2020
Drafted by: Finance

ORDINANCE OF THE CITY AND BOROUGH OF JUNEAU, ALASKA

Serial No. 2019-06(AE)

An Ordinance Appropriating to the Manager the Sum of $10,000,000, as Partial Funding for Bartlett Regional Hospital’s Fiscal Year 2020 Operating Budget; Funding Provided by CARES Act Funding and the Hospital Fund’s Fund Balance.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE ASSEMBLY OF THE CITY AND BOROUGH OF JUNEAU, ALASKA:

Section 1. Classification. This ordinance is a noncode ordinance.

Section 2. Appropriation. There is appropriated to the Manager the sum of $10,000,000 for Bartlett Regional Hospital’s fiscal year 2020 operating budget.

Section 3. Source of Funds

CARES Act Funding $ 7,252,838
Bartlett Regional Hospital Fund’s Fund Balance $ 2,747,162

Section 4. Effective Date. This ordinance shall become effective upon adoption.

Adopted this 29th day of June, 2020.

Presented by: The Manager
Introduced: June 8, 2020
Drafted by: Finance

ORDINANCE OF THE CITY AND BOROUGH OF JUNEAU, ALASKA

Serial No. 2019-06(AI)

An Ordinance Appropriating to the Manager the Sum of $700,000 for
COVID-19 Testing Equipment to be Operated by Bartlett Regional
Hospital; Funding Provided by the CARES Act Special Revenue
Fund.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE ASSEMBLY OF THE CITY AND BOROUGH OF JUNEAU,
ALASKA:

Section 1. Classification. This ordinance is a noncode ordinance.

Section 2. Appropriation. There is appropriated to the Manager
the sum of $700,000 as funding for COVID-19 Testing Equipment.

Section 3. Source of Funds
CARES Act Special Revenue Fund $700,000

Section 4. Effective Date. This ordinance shall become effective upon
adoption. However, Section 2 of this ordinance is conditioned upon the City and
Borough of Juneau receiving CARES Act funding from the State of Alaska.

Adopted this 29th day of June, 2020.

Presented by: The Manager
Presented: 06/29/2020
Drafted by: R. Palmer III

ORDINANCE OF THE CITY AND BOROUGH OF JUNEAU, ALASKA

Emergency Ordinance No. 2020-34

An Ordinance Extending the Requirement for Use of Face Coverings on Capital Transit Buses and in Certain Areas of City and Borough of Juneau Facilities Open to the Public.

WHEREAS, CBJ Charter 5.4(a) provides the Assembly may adopt an emergency ordinance to meet a public emergency by an affirmative vote of at least six assemblymembers; and

WHEREAS, COVID-19 is a respiratory disease that can result in serious illness or death and is caused by the SARS-Cov-2 virus (“virus”), a new strain of the coronavirus that has not been previously identified in humans and is easily transmittable person to person; and

WHEREAS, on March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (“WHO”) declared the virus a pandemic; and

WHEREAS, on March 11, 2020, the State of Alaska declared a public health emergency in response to the anticipated outbreak of the virus in Alaska; and

WHEREAS, on March 13, 2020, President Donald J. Trump declared a national emergency in response to the virus pandemic; and

WHEREAS, on March 16, 2020, the Assembly declared a local emergency in response to COVID-19; and

WHEREAS, on March 22, 2020, the City and Borough of Juneau (“CBJ”) received its first positive case of COVID-19; and

WHEREAS, as of June 25, 2020, there have been 42 confirmed cases in the City and Borough of Juneau, including cases classified as caused by community spread; and

WHEREAS, the Centers for Disease Control and the State of Alaska (Health Alert 10) also recommend everyone wear a cloth face covering when in a public setting where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain; and

WHEREAS, public health officials have advised that in addition to practicing social distancing and staying home as much as possible, additional measures that include the covering of an individual’s nose and mouth will minimize asymptomatic individuals with COVID-19 from unknowingly spreading the disease; and

WHEREAS, the Assembly strongly urges the use of cloth face covering or a physical barrier (i.e. Plexiglas separator) for any businesses with employees that interact with the public, especially grocery stores, gas stations, and retail stores; and

WHEREAS, Emergency Ordinance initially imposed the face covering requirement for Capital Transit and CBJ facilities through June 30, 2020.

THEREFORE BE IT ENACTED BY THE ASSEMBLY OF THE CITY AND BOROUGH OF JUNEAU, ALASKA:

Section 1. Classification. This ordinance is a non-code ordinance.

Section 2. Face Covering Requirement.

(a) Capital Transit Bus Cloth Face Covering Requirement. A person entering, riding, or using a Capital Transit bus must wear a face covering that covers their nose and mouth. A person violating this section is prohibited from entering, riding, or using a Capital Transit bus.

(b) City and Borough of Juneau Indoor Facility Open to the Public.

(1) Notice. The Manager is required to identify and conspicuously post notices for those City and Borough of Juneau public facilities or areas of public facilities in which people are required to wear a face covering. The Manager should post face covering notices in public facilities and areas of public facilities in which maintaining six feet separation between people is difficult or where there are insufficient physical barriers to keep people six feet apart.

(2) Cloth Face Covering Requirement. This requirement only applies to indoor facilities owned by the City and Borough of Juneau and open to the public. A person entering or occupying an indoor City and Borough of Juneau facility or area of an indoor facility must wear a cloth face covering when required by notice posted by the Manager. A person violating this section is prohibited from entering, occupying, or remaining in the indoor City and Borough of Juneau facility or area of an indoor facility.

(c) Provision of Face Covering. For people who cannot afford or locate a face covering, the Manager shall make a face covering available on every Capital Transit bus and at any City and Borough of Juneau facility that requires a face covering.

(d) Reasonable Accommodations. Any person who chooses not to comply with this ordinance or who has been denied a City and Borough of Juneau service because of this ordinance may contact the Manager’s Office, or designee, and seek a reasonable accommodation such as making an appointment, meeting outside, or interacting without meeting in person.

Section 3. Exceptions. The following individuals and areas of a City and Borough of Juneau facility are exempt from the cloth face covering requirements of this ordinance.

(a) Any child aged two years or less;

(b) Any child aged 12 years or less unless a parent or guardian supervises the use of the face covering;

(c) Any individual who has a physical disability that prevents the wearing or removing of a face covering;

(d) Any individual who is deaf and uses facial and mouth movements to communicate;

(e) Any individual who has been advised by a medical professional that wearing a face covering may pose an unreasonable risk;

(f) Any individual who has trouble breathing or is otherwise unable to remove a face covering without assistance;

(g) Individual offices where people can easily stay six feet apart.

Section 4. Effective Date. This ordinance shall be effective immediately and expire at midnight on September 22, 2020, unless terminated earlier by motion of the Assembly.

Adopted this 29th day of June, 2020.

Presented by: Mayor Weldon
Presented: 06/08/2020
Drafted by: R. Palmer III

ORDINANCE OF THE CITY AND BOROUGH OF JUNEAU, ALASKA

Serial No. 2019-06(AH)(b)

An Ordinance Appropriating up to $1,000,000 to the Manager for a COVID-19 Conservation Corps Program; Funding Provided by the CARES Act Special Revenue Fund.

WHEREAS, COVID-19 is a respiratory disease that can result in serious illness or death and is easily transmittable person to person; and

WHEREAS, on March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the virus a pandemic; and

WHEREAS, on March 11, 2020, the State of Alaska declared a public health emergency in response to the anticipated outbreak of the virus in Alaska; and

WHEREAS, on March 13, 2020, President Donald J. Trump declared a national emergency in response to the virus pandemic; and

WHEREAS, on March 16, 2020, the Assembly declared a local emergency in response to COVID-19; and

WHEREAS, a substantial portion of the economy in the City and Borough of Juneau is dependent on tourism, especially cruise ships; and

WHEREAS, until the COVID-19 pandemic, Juneau expected to receive 1.5 million visitors on cruise ships between May and October 2020; and

WHEREAS, a combination of Canadian, Port of Seattle, the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention directives due to COVID-19 caused the cruise lines to cancel nearly all of the 1.5 million cruise ship visitors forecasted to visit the City and Borough of Juneau; and

WHEREAS, the number of traditional unemployment type of claims increased by approximately 800 percent of normal as of late May, 2020, which equates to 1693 claimants; and

WHEREAS, nearly half of the unemployment claimants are younger people (148 claimants between 21-24 years old, and 495 claimants between 25-34 years old); and

WHEREAS, the United States developed the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression to combat high unemployment and to provide employment training; and

WHEREAS, the United States still values the underlying pillars of the Civilian Conservation Corps with the Youth Conservation Corps (16 U.S.C. 1701-1706) and the Public Lands Corps (16 U.S.C. 1721-1730); and

WHEREAS, the Congressional Findings and Purposes for the Public Lands Corps are relevant today (17 U.S.C. 1721): providing people with education and work opportunities, complete labor intensive rehabilitation of natural resource facilities that cannot be carried out by public agencies at existing personnel levels, and perform restoration and maintenance activities in a cost effective and efficient manner; and

WHEREAS, the Economic Stabilization Task Force recommended that the Assembly consider a COVID-19 Conservation Corps Program; and

WHEREAS, a COVID-19 Conservation Corps Program would help prevent eviction and assist in preventing homelessness, which is an eligible expense of CARES Act funds consistent with the Department of Treasury guidance dated May 28, 2020; and

WHEREAS, a COVID-19 Conservation Corps Program would help employ and train furloughed, unemployed, and underemployed people, which is an eligible expense of CARES Act funds consistent with the Department of Treasury guidance dated May 28, 2020; and

WHEREAS, a COVID-19 Conservation Corps Program would be equivalent to emergency financial assistance to individuals directly impacted by a loss of income due to COVID-19, which is an eligible expense of CARES Act funds consistent with the Department of Treasury guidance dated May 28, 2020; and

WHEREAS, the COVID-19 Conservation Corps Program is necessary due to the public health emergency with respect to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID–19); and

WHEREAS, the COVID-19 Conservation Corps Program is being created by this ordinance and program expenses were not accounted for in the FY20 budget; and

WHEREAS, the COVID-19 Conservation Corps Program expenses were incurred during the period that begins on March 1, 2020, and ends on December 31, 2020.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE ASSEMBLY OF THE CITY AND BOROUGH OF JUNEAU, ALASKA:

Section 1. Classification. This ordinance is a non-code ordinance.

Section 2. Emergency Appropriation. There is appropriated to the Manager the sum of one million dollars ($1,000,000.00) for a COVID-19 Conservation Corps Program (Program) to be appropriated as follows and used consistent with this ordinance:

Parks and Recreation Supplemental Appropriation FY21 $250,000.00
Eaglecrest Supplemental Appropriation FY21 $300,000.00
Trail Mix, Inc. grant $450,000.00

The grant to Trail Mix, Inc. shall be available immediately and through the Program Deadline in Section 4 below.

Section 3. Source of Funds:
CARES Act Special Revenue Fund $1,000,000.00

Section 4. COVID-19 Conservation Corps Program Purpose and Terms. The Program is subject to the following terms and conditions:

(a) Intent. The Program has multiple purposes including the following: to provide an employment training program for furloughed, unemployed, and underemployed people; to prevent eviction and homelessness; to prevent insolvency of the State unemployment fund; and to provide emergency financial assistance to individuals economically harmed by COVID-19. The recipients of Program funds must develop a work plan consistent with this intent; and

(b) Applicant Eligibility. Only people furloughed, unemployed, or underemployed due to COVID-19 at time of application are eligible for crewmember positions; and

(c) Compensation. Crewmembers and crew leaders must be compensated at least at minimum wage and consistent with the personnel rules of the employing entity; and

(d) Program Funds. Program funds may be used for eligible payroll, program insurance, and to purchase necessary job training materials and supplies including but not limited to the following: personal protective equipment, tools, equipment rental (i.e. vehicles, heavy equipment, helicopter), consumables like fuel, de minimis materials like gravel, and transportation of materials. However, Program funds must not be used for the purchase of expensive materials (i.e. cabin kits and pre-manufactured bridges) or heavy equipment traditionally associated with a capital improvement project; and

(e) Public Property. The project locations must be on publically-owned property (United States, State of Alaska, or City & Borough of Juneau); and

(f) Eligible Projects. The following are labor intensive and eligible projects:

(1) Continuing trail improvements to the Treadwell Ditch Trail.

(2) Eaglecrest trail expansion.

(3) Bridge improvements on Perseverance and DuPont trails and Amalga Meadows.

(4) Placement of one or more cabins or shelters on CBJ remote lands.

(5) Mountain bike trail and skills park construction; and

(g) Administration. The City and Borough of Juneau Parks and Recreation Department shall coordinate the projects, may add additional projects consistent with this ordinance, and may provide reasonably necessary support and personnel to Eaglecrest and Trail Mix, Inc. to accomplish the intent of this ordinance; and

(h) Program Deadline. Except as authorized by an act of Congress, this Program expires on December 31, 2020. Any appropriation unexpended by December 31, 2020, shall remain in the CARES Act Special Revenue Fund. Any grant to Trail Mix, Inc. unexpended by December 31, 2020, shall be returned to the City and Borough of Juneau by February 15, 2021.

Section 5. Appropriation Repeal. The following appropriations are repealed:
Trail Workforce Development Program CIP $300,000.00

Section 6. Effective Date. This ordinance shall become effective upon adoption. However, Section 2 of this ordinance is conditioned upon the City and Borough of Juneau receiving CARES Act funding from the State of Alaska.

Adopted this 17th day of June, 2020.

Presented by: AFC
Introduced: 05/28/2020
Drafted by: R. Palmer III

ORDINANCE OF THE CITY AND BOROUGH OF JUNEAU, ALASKA

Serial No. 2019-06(AC)(b)(am)

An Ordinance Appropriating up to $3,500,000 to the Manager for Phase 1 of a COVID-19 Business Sustainability Grant Program; Funding Provided by the CARES Act Special Revenue Fund.

WHEREAS, the Economic Stabilization Task Force recommended that the Assembly consider economic support to businesses suffering interruptions due to COVID-19 related business closures; and

WHEREAS, on April 9, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) renewed the No Sail Order and Other Measures related to cruise ships to prohibit certain cruise ships from transporting passengers to ports in the United States; and

WHEREAS, since early March, 2020, the State of Alaska issued COVID-19 Health Mandates that reasonably restricted travel, gatherings, close personal interactions, schools, and medical and dental procedures; and

WHEREAS, since early March 2020, the Assembly issued COVID-19 directions regarding travel quarantines (Res. 2886), hunkering down (Res. 2885), and cloth face coverings (Res. 2890); and

WHEREAS, the public health mandates and directions protected the health of the people in the City and Borough of Juneau and nearby communities; and

WHEREAS, COVID-19 caused severe economic harm to businesses in the City and Borough of Juneau because people were encouraged to hunker down, businesses were mandated to close or severely limit operations, and nearly all of the forecasted cruise ship tourism has been canceled; and

WHEREAS, failing to protect the economically vulnerable businesses from the severe loss of revenue would result in further adverse impacts to Juneau’s economic and social service network; and

WHEREAS, the COVID-19 Business Sustainability Grant Program is necessary due to the public health emergency with respect to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19); and

WHEREAS, the COVID-19 Business Sustainability Grant Program is being created by this ordinance and program expenses were not accounted for in the FY20 budget; and

WHEREAS, the COVID-19 Business Sustainability Grant Program expenses are incurred during the period that begins on March 1, 2020, and ends on December 31, 2020.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE ASSEMBLY OF THE CITY AND BOROUGH OF JUNEAU, ALASKA:

Section 1. Classification. This ordinance is a non-code ordinance.

Section 2. Appropriation. There is appropriated to the Manager the sum of three million and five hundred thousand dollars ($3,500,000.00) for Phase 1 of a COVID-19 Business Sustainability Grant Program to be granted to the Juneau Economic Development Council (Grant Administrator) and used consistent with this resolution.

Section 3. Source of Funds:
CARES Act Special Revenue Fund $3,500,000.00

Section 4. COVID-19 Business Sustainability Grant Program Terms. The program is subject to the following terms and conditions:

(a) Administration. The Manager is authorized to execute a grant agreement with the Grant Administrator for disbursement of COVID-19 Business Sustainability Grant Program funds. The Grant Administrator is responsible for assuring the program funds are disbursed only to eligible businesses. The Grant Administrator shall be provided a reasonable administration fee based on actual expenses. . The Grant Administrator shall provide the Manager with program status reports at reasonable intervals. The Manager shall provide updates to the Finance Committee or Assembly.

(b) Entity types. The program is open to all qualifying businesses (including a nonprofit), regardless of whether they have applied for or have obtained any other state or federal COVID-19 related assistance if

(1) The business was registered in Alaska on or before January 1, 2020;

(2) The business had a physical presence in Juneau, Alaska on February 15, 2020; and

(3) The business