Win Gruening: Juneau Assembly decision to reduce cruise ships risks sending taxes higher

During a Nov. 6 Committee of the Whole meeting, Juneau Assembly members voted informally on whether the city should pursue cruise passenger reductions.

The resulting 6-3 vote favoring cutbacks was unofficial and formal action has yet to materialize, but it’s an indication of the Assembly’s direction.

Paradoxically, the Dec. 4 Juneau Empire story reporting on a recent statistically valid community survey showed that 48% of Juneau residents say overall impacts remain positive (with 22% reporting negative) even after a record-high passenger season.

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