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Visitor Industry Task Force taking public comment Jan. 11 & 16

December 30, 2019 – News, Notices for Public Comment

The Visitor Industry Task Force, an advisory committee to the Juneau Assembly, will be taking public testimony twice in January:

  • Saturday, January 11, in City Hall Assembly Chambers at 10 a.m.
  • Thursday, January 16, in City Hall Assembly Chambers at 5:30 p.m.

Individuals will be given 2 minutes to speak and are encouraged to submit written comments ahead of time to city.clerk@juneau.org or at the meetings. For guidance, look at the purpose of the committee and some of the questions it’s tasked with answering.

Outside of the public comment meetings in January, the public is welcome to submit comments to the task force any time by emailing city.clerk@juneau.org. All correspondences go to task force members and are also posted to the public comments section of the Visitor Industry Task Force webpage. The webpage also lists past and future meetings, documents and presentations provided to the task force, and its charging document.

The task force was established by Mayor Beth Weldon on October 14. Its goal is to provide advice to the Assembly and to advance community thinking on a range of visitor industry topics, including management of the visitor industry, CBJ’s Long Range Waterfront Plan, the idea of restricting visitor numbers, and collecting public input.

The task force is scheduled to report its findings to the Assembly by February 29, 2020 and is set to expire April 2020 unless extended by the Assembly. Task force members are Assembly member Carole Triem (Chair), Assembly member Wade Bryson, Craig Dahl (Vice-Chair), Paula Terrel, Bobbie Meszaros, Holly Johnson, Alida Bus, Kirby Day, Meilani Schijvens, and Dan Blanchard.

For more information, contact the City Clerk’s Office at 586-5278 or city.clerk@juneau.org.