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Valdez City Council2015 Budget Hearings – Work Session Schedule
City Council Chambers
6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
(Public Hearings will be followed by Work Sessions on topics as indicated)
 
 
October 22, 2014
  • Budget Overview – Assumptions & Challenges
  • Fund Review (all Funds)
  • Revenues 
  • Economic Diversification
  • Community Development
 
October 23, 2014
  • Public Safety Support, Animal Control, Police
  • Fire, Emergency Prep
  • IT
  • Port, Harbor, Airport
 
October 29, 2014
  • Employee Benefits Committee Recommendations
  • Public Works (Streets/Shop, Solid Waste)
  • Major Equipment 
  • Utilities (Water, Sewer)    

 
October 30, 2014

Hospital
Economic Initiatives
Library, Parks & Rec, Civic Center, Parks Maint.
Administration, Finance, Council, Clerk, Law
Insurance, Permanent Fund, Debt Service Fund
Reserve Fund (Programs)

 
November 5, 2014

  • Community Service Organizations
  • PWSCC
  • Valdez City Schools
  • Capital Facilities (Bldg Maint., Engineering, Clinic)
  • Capital Facilities Fund (Community Investment Projects – CIP’s)
  • Major Maintenance     

 
November 6, 2014 - Any items postponed from previous meetings
 
 (last revised 10/3/14)



CANDLE VIGIL

AVV held a vigil to remember victims of Domestic Violence as more than merely a symbolic action, but to invite people to get involved directly with the campaign against domestic violence. AVV urges people to help keep our communities focused on a very real problem, and on the need to prevent it throughout the year.
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Anchorage Daily News
New standards being discussed for Arctic oil and gas activities
Experts meeting in Tromsø this week say consistent standards across the Arctic will make oil and gas operations safer and, in the long run, more economic. 
Air route links Norway, Sweden and Finland in Arctic
Tromsø will be a hub in the new international route running across the top of Scandinavia. 
Is social media contributing to wildlife decline in Canada’s Arctic?
Online commercialization of "country food" like caribou meat and whale muktuk puts some species at risk for overhunting, wildlife experts told Nunavut residents.
State asks feds for transfer of 19,322 disputed acres on North Slope
When President Dwight D. Eisenhower inked the declaration under which the 49th state joined the union, no one thought that 55 years later, the state and federal governments would still be arguing about the map of Alaska. 
Sweden continues search for suspected foreign submarine
As Swedes hunt for a Russian submarine suspected to be in the Stockholm archipelago, Finland's president expresses concerns about the rise in military traffic in the Baltic. 
Putin says Arctic militarization will not harm polar bears
Environmentalists fear the new Russian military operations on Wrangel Island will harm the polar bears that use the area for denning and raising their cubs. 
Why Barents oil is becoming unprofitable
The explosion in production from North Dakota and other Lower 48 areas has made oil prospects in the far north less economically attractive.
High-speed link should improve Internet services in Northwest Alaska
The TERRA -- Terrestrial for Every Rural Region in Alaska -- project is an ongoing, multiyear endeavor to put better Internet, phone and television service in the hands of rural Alaskans, who have relied on spotty satellite connections until now. 
Alaska Arctic Policy Commission hears concerns about economy, climate change
After nearly two years of meetings and conferences in which members of the Alaska Arctic Policy Commission heard from Arctic stakeholders, the group made another stop in Barrow to hear from delegates again before submitting their final report.
Report: Big illegal catches of Russian crab threaten stocks, flood global markets
Illegal crab harvests in the Russian Far East are threatening stocks and flooding markets, according to a new report issued by the World Wildlife Fund.
Fairbanks Daily News
Autopsy being performed on Sitka downing victim
SITKA, Alaska — An autopsy is being conducted on a man who drowned in the ANB Harbor in Sitka.
Anchorage conducting survey on homelessness
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Anchorage health officials say locals can participate in a survey looking for ideas on how to end homelessness in the city.
27 apply for adjutant general job in Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — A selection team will forward for Gov. Sean Parnell's consideration finalists from among 27 applicants to serve as adjutant general of the Alaska National Guard.
Anchorage School District bans military recruiters
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Anchorage School District has banned military recruiters from the district's campuses.
Ravens, beaver cause outages near Willow
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Ravens and beavers are getting the blame for power outages that disrupted life Monday near Willow.
Juneau man fleeing from police arrested outside school
JUNEAU, Alaska — A Juneau driver fleeing from police at high speed was arrested after a crash in front of Juneau-Douglas High School.
Begich urges more airport screenings for Ebola
JUNEAU, Alaska — Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich has called on President Barack Obama to expand health screenings at more international airports, including Anchorage, in response to Ebola concerns.
University of Alaska alum in production of 'Les Miserables"
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Anchorage showbiz stalwart Alex Pierce left for Los Angeles last year in search of the big acting breaks that can only happen in one of the great entertainment capitals of America.
Sitka Science Center shows off new look
SITKA, Alaska — After a summer wrapped in plastic, the Sitka Sound Science Center got its day in the sun.
Parnell meets with Alaska National Guard members
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Gov. Sean Parnell met with Alaska National Guard members amid ongoing criticism about the administration's response to allegations of sexual assault and other misconduct within the
Exxon Valdez oil spill restoration plan taking longer than expected
JUNEAU, Alaska — Government attorneys say a restoration plan for addressing lingering effects of the Exxon Valdez oil spill is taking longer than expected to complete.
Alaska lays claim to land along arctic refuge boundary
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The state is seeking conveyance of nearly 20,000 acres on the western boundary of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Cab passenger dies after crash with SUV
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A woman riding in a cab died after a crash in midtown Anchorage but the cause of death has not been determined.
Official: Kenai Peninsula residents oldest in state
HOMER, Alaska — The Kenai Peninsula has some of the highest percentages of older residents in Alaska, a state official told an audience of senior citizens.
Stolen bike parts found behind Juneau apartment house
JUNEAU, Alaska - Juneau police say they have no explanation for a stash of stolen bicycle parts found behind an apartment house in the Mendenhall Valley.
First measurable snow falls in Anchorage
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The first measurable snow of the season has fallen in Alaska's largest city.
Alaska resumes issuing licenses to gay couples
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Gay couples can start getting married in Alaska on Monday.
Alaska candidates start final push as early voting starts
JUNEAU, Alaska — The candidates in Alaska's hotly contested U.S. Senate race began their final push as early voting in the state began Monday.
Juneau musician donates $100K to local causes
JUNEAU, Alaska - A Juneau musician marked his 87th birthday by donating $100,000 to four local organizations.
Ketchikan officials to consider prayer at meetings
KETCHIKAN, Alaska — The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly is set to consider whether to begin its meetings with a prayer.
Paper: Files allege misconduct within Alaska Army National Guard
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Investigative files show years of alleged sexual and other misconduct among officers within the Alaska Army National Guard's Recruiting and Retention Battalion.
Light earthquake felt in Anchorage; no damage
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The Alaska Earthquake Center says a light quake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.3 was felt in Anchorage and nearby communities Friday night.
No 'winter blues' for Juneau triathletes
JUNEAU, Alaska — Juneau's swim, bike and run community have another opportunity to escape the winter blues.
Alaska jobless rate unchanged from August
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska's unemployment rate was 6.8 percent last month.
Body of missing woman found in east Anchorage
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The body of a woman reported missing in Anchorage has been found in the Mountain View neighborhood.
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