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Assembly to discuss potential building purchase for a shelter at Sept. 14 committee meeting

September 14, 2020 – News

The Juneau Assembly will discuss options surrounding the potential purchase of a building to provide space for a cold weather shelter at tonight’s Committee of the Whole meeting at 5 p.m. Watch the meeting live https://juneau.zoom.us/j/91978199320, or call 1-346-248-7799 or 1-929-436-2866 or 1-301-715-8592 and enter Webinar ID 919 7819 9320. The meeting will also be on Facebook Live and can be viewed later. See the full agenda packet here.

The City and Borough of Juneau originally issued a building solicitation proposal on July 14 with a July 28 deadline. The solicitation period was then reopened on August 19 with an August 26 deadline. On September 9, CBJ staff facilitated a public meeting to provide information on the possible building acquisition and get feedback from the community. Approximately 90 viewers attended the Zoom meeting with 27 people providing public comment. These comments, as well as correspondence sent directly to staff, has been compiled and included in the agenda item. Additionally, copies of a brief survey for shelter users were delivered to the shelter operators and the campground.

See a list of potential sites, building solicitation responses, the September 9 presentation to the community, the building solicitation matrix, and other information on the issue on CBJ’s Housing Program webpage.

For more information, contact City Manager Rorie Watt at 586-5240 or Rorie.Watt@juneau.org.