On Jan. 13, 1987, the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly came up with several decisions during its weekly Monday meeting. The members agreed to two proposals: building a new control tower and hiring new private security guards at the Juneau airport and building a group home for the mentally ill in Lemon Creek. Two weeks before, the Assembly had rejected a contract to build the tower because of financial reasons, but Assembly member Rich Poor brought the issue back up for discussion after the Assembly learned the previous bid estimate was inaccurate. The city also decided to spend $82,333 on two types of economic development. $30,000 of the sum was given to a local firm for low-cost assistance to small businesses, and $52,333 was given to the Juneau Economic Development Council.
“This Day in Juneau History” is compiled by Empire freelancer Tasha Elizarde, who sums up the day’s events — 30 years ago — by perusing Empire archives.