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Assembly takes in several of League's changes in disclosure proposal

Posted: June 27, 2011 - 9:54pm

The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly’s Committee of the Whole took up the issue of opting out of state financial disclosure laws on Monday, agreeing with some of the League of Women Voters of Juneau’s suggestions for change.

The League outlined 10 areas the Assembly should at least take a look at changing. The Assembly went through each of the 10 topics, and Assembly member Ruth Danner pushed the body into talking about online access.

The Assembly agreed to:

• require a filing after an official leaves office;

• reference the city ethics code process for disciplinary action related to this ordinance;

• allow any “qualified Alaskan voter or citizen eligible to vote in Alaska” to file a complaint, rather than only eligible Juneau voters;

• consider adding more public officials — those who serve on enterprise boards and their executives — to those who must file a report;

• delete the part of the proposed city ordinance expressly prohibiting posting the reports online. It would not bar it, but it would not put the reports online.

The report will move back to the Assembly as the acting body and will take public comment at its July 11 meeting.

Look for more detailed information on the Assembly’s Monday night discussion in Wednesday’s Empire.

• Contact reporter Sarah Day at 523-2279 or at sarah.day@juneauempire.com.

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