Assembly will look at rental assistance, possible mask ordinances

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, July 8 beginning at 5 p.m.

    The agenda includes a COVID-19 update and a public hearing for Ordinance 2020-33.

    This ordinance would change two components of the COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program. It amends the funding source from the Affordable Housing Fund to the CARES Act Special Revenue Fund; and it extends the program from June 30 to Dec. 31.

    This ordinance also clarifies that, upon direction from the Assembly, the city manager may change the intent language provided in Exhibit A to Resolution 2889.

    There will also be a presentation on Ordinance 2020-35, which would be an ordinance requiring a face covering in certain indoor settings.

    This ordinance was drafted at the request of Assemblymember Michelle Bonnet-Hale for presentation and referral to the Committee of the Whole for further discussion before introduction or public hearing.

    This ordinance would require people to wear a face covering when in a publicly accessible indoor location or an indoor communal area outside the home.

    There are exceptions for people with disabilities or young children. This ordinance is very similar to the Anchorage mask mandate.

    Immediately following the Special Assembly meeting, the Assembly Finance Committee will meet.

    Citizens can listen to the audio or watch the meetings by joining the Zoom webinar as an attendee at juneau.zoom.us/j/92651147325; calling 1-346 -248-7799 and entering Webinar ID 926 5114 7325 #, or watching on Facebook Live at facebook.com/cbjuneau.

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