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At Special Meeting tonight, Juneau Assembly to take public comment on extending COVID-19 mitigation strategies

September 29, 2021 – News

The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly has a Special Meeting tonight, September 29, at 6 p.m. to take public comment on extending COVID-19 mitigation strategies and providing for a penalty. The meeting will be held in City Hall Assembly Chambers. In accordance with room capacity protocols, the meeting will accommodate up to seven people in the public audience seats on a first come, first served basis, with masks required. Public participation is also accessible online and over the phone – join the meeting here: https://juneau.zoom.us/j/93917915176, or call 1-253-215-8782 with Webinar ID: 939 1791 5176; hit the ‘raise hand’ button online or press *9 on your phone during public comment.

On the agenda is a public hearing on Ordinance 2021-42: An Ordinance Reestablishing the City and Borough of Juneau COVID-19 Mitigation Strategies and Providing for a Penalty. The existing COVID-19 Community Mitigation Strategies are set to expire on October 31. Due to a surge of COVID-19 case activity, increased community spread, and significantly restricted medevac capacity, the Emergency Operations Center believes it is in the best interest of the community to extend the current COVID mitigation measures until June 1, 2022. Read the full agenda here.

Again, in-person public participation will be limited to seven people on a first come, first served basis in accordance with room capacity protocols. All attendees are required to wear a mask. Eight Assembly members and five CBJ staff will be attending the meeting in-person, allowing room for seven members of the public before reaching the indoor gathering size limit of 20 individuals. Attendees in excess of the room capacity protocols will be requested to participate online or over the phone. Testimony time will be limited by the Mayor based on the number of participants. Members of the public are encouraged to send their comments in advance of the meeting to [email protected].

For more information, contact the City Manager’s Office at 586-5240.