Plans Made For Juneau Cruise Ship Passenger Fees

Plans are already being made in Juneau for using millions of dollars expected to come from cruise ship passenger fees this year.

Juneau is expecting nearly 1 million cruise ship passengers this summer. The city now is slicing up its piece of the pie for projects and programs in fiscal year 2013.

The Juneau Empire says City Manager Kim Kiefer presented her plan to the Assembly Finance Committee on Wednesday.

The finance committee approved a plan to spend $4.68 million in funds expected to come from the fees in 2012. Under the plan, the funds would go to a variety of projects, ranging from helping to maintain flower beds in Alaska’s capital city to upgrading the city’s steamship dock.