Note from Rep. Gara: Hearing on GCI Cell Tower Delayed; Best Wishes to Rose, Toby and now, Joe!

The delayed-again City Planning and Zoning Commission Public Meeting on GCI’s proposed cell tower in South Addition has been, well, delayed. It’s now been moved to October 6 so there is time for a meeting in September at the South Addition Community Council.

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Rep. Kawasaki’s Juneau Note: Legislature Approaching Midway Mark

Since 2008, the legislative session has been a quick 90 days. Previously, we had 120 days to introduce, debate and finalize legislation. With such a short time of deliberation, legislation moves fast. I’ve diligently asked the hard questions about the true impacts of legislation to regular, everyday families.

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NEWS: Rep. Tarr Introduces Legislation to Bring Public Process into 21st Century

JUNEAU – Today, Representative Geran Tarr introduced legislation to bring voter participation into the 21st Century through a simple online system.  Under the proposal, voters could sign in to the existing Legislative information database, BASIS, using their social and professional media accounts.  From there, Alaskans could respectfully comment on bills, vote bills up or down, and share their ideas for new legislation or amendments.

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