ASSEMBLY AGENDA/MANAGER’S REPORT
THE CITY AND BOROUGH OF JUNEAU, ALASKA
Friday, May 16, 2008, 3 p.m.
Assembly Chambers – Municipal Building
Special Meeting No. 2008-16

Submitted by: Rod Swope, City & Borough Manager

I. FLAG SALUTE

II. ROLL CALL

III. CONSENT AGENDA

A. Public Requests for Consent Agenda Changes, Other Than Ordinances for Introduction

B. Assembly Requests for Consent Agenda Changes

C. Assembly Action

1. Ordinances for Introduction

a. Ordinance 2008-18
An Ordinance Amending Emergency Appropriating Resolution 2442 Regarding Energy Grants And Loans.

On May 1, the Assembly adopted Emergency Appropriating Resolution No. 2442(am), which appropriated funds for energy grants, loans, and conservation measures in response to the sharp increase in electricity bills. We have worked with both United Way and the Juneau Economic Development Council to develop the terms of the United Way grant program to qualified individuals and nonprofits, and the JEDC loan program to qualified businesses. This ordinance amends the resolution so that it will conform to the grant and loan programs that are being implemented. The ordinance amends the resolution in two ways:

(1) Instead of a loan to JEDC, which it would use to make loans to businesses, CBJ and JEDC are entering into an agreement for services to be provided by JEDC. Under the agreement, JEDC will make and administer loans to qualified businesses with funds provided by CBJ; and

(2) Instead of capping the allocation for administrative expenses at one percent of the funds provided to each agency, the manager will be authorized to allocate a reasonable amount for administrative expenses. One percent is not sufficient even though the agencies are working hard to keep their costs for administering these programs as low as possible.

I recommend this ordinance be introduced and set for public hearing at the next regular meeting.

IV. ASSEMBLY COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS

V. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS

VI. EXECUTIVE SESSION

VII. ADJOURNMENT

Note: Agenda packets are available for review at the Juneau Municipal Libraries and online at www.juneau.org.


ADA accommodations available upon request: Please contact the Clerk’s office 72 hours prior to any meeting so arrangements can be made to have a sign language interpreter present or an audiotape containing the Assembly’s agenda made available. The Clerk’s office telephone number is 586-5278, TDD 586-5351, e-mail: city_clerk@ci.juneau.ak.us



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