The Juneau Assembly has taken a step toward helping start a regional landfill authority for Southeast Alaska. Assemblyman Bob Doll asked the assembly to contribute $5,000 to a regional working group that wants to develop a solid waste authority. No Assembly members objected, and a formal vote is expected October 29. Unlike other Southeast communities, Juneau has its own landfill with another quarter-century left before it fills up. So the city doesn’t need to participate. But Doll says working with other Southeast communities could help cement support for Juneau as the capital city.
John Ryan, KTOO – Juneau