Thank you

Posted: Wednesday, May 19, 2004

... for all the help with the League of Women Voters survey

Did you know that Douglas, Lemon Creek and Downtown residents are more likely than Valley residents to report that increased bus service has had an impact on their use of Capital Transit?

Did you know that Juneau residents favor reducing services and increasing local sales taxes over an increase in property taxes as a way to close the budget gap?

Statistical data on these and other questions responded to by residents can be found on the CBJ web site at www.juneau.lib.ak.us.

During March 2004, the League of Women Voters of Juneau conducted its biannual budget survey for the CBJ.

The Assembly uses the survey, along with other information, to help shape the city's budget. As in previous years, the league conducted a telephone poll to collect the opinions of Juneau citizens on issues ranging from existing city services to potential projects and improvements. Consistent survey methodology and some identical questions in the last five surveys allow for consideration of possible trends over the past eight years.

The league appreciates the Assembly's efforts to actively seek public participation and input regarding budget decisions facing the CBJ. Thanks to Jeannie Johnson, Randy Wanamaker, Craig Duncan, Rod Swope, Donna Pierce and Kim Keifer for their assistance in preparing survey questions. Thanks to all of the league members who volunteered countless hours to conduct the survey and to Rosemary Hagevig, Marianne Mills and Catholic Community Service for the use of their facility for calling purposes. Special thanks to league members Carol Hedlin, Steve Hamilton, Cheryl Jebe and Ellen Varosi for their leadership on this project. And to all the residents who took the time to respond to the survey, a hearty "thank you." You made the survey possible.

To join us at the League of Women Voters in the important work of encouraging active citizenship, call 463- 2501.

Sincerely,

Marjorie Menzi, president

League of Women Voters of Juneau

... for your thoughts

I would like to thank all of our friends for their thoughts, prayers, flowers, get well cards, balloons, and phone calls. It was very hear-warming and comforting to me to receive them during my six-week rehabilitation hospital stay in Yuma, Ariz. After my broken hip surgery, your support has been beyond friendship.

Peggie Garrison

... to Alaska Marine Lines for help with quilts

Resurrection Lutheran Church and Lutheran World Relief, thank Alaska Marine Lines for sending quilts to Seattle.

Alaska Marine Lines has been very generous in shipping more than 600 pounds of quilts for us, as the cost of freight would be very difficult for us to afford. The quilts will be sent from Seattle to third-world countries for people to use for sleeping, room dividers, or to pack their belongings into, when they have to move or evacuate.

Thanks again to the employees and Susan Ashton.

Donna Furuness

... from SERRC

The All-Alaska Academy - a program of SERRC, Alaska's Educational Resource Center, brings middle and high school students from throughout the state to Juneau to participate in Alaska Close Up, Junior Alaska Close Up, Government Internship and Career Connections sessions. These programs enable youth to witness first-hand how our political and free enterprise system function. On behalf of the students and teachers from Dillingham, Fairbanks, Galena IDEA, Hoonah, Kuspuk, Lake and Peninsula, Lower Yukon, Nenana, Southwest Region and Yupiit school districts as well as the All-Alaska Academy and SERRC staff, we would like to thank the Alaska State Legislature and staff, Offices of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor, Cathedral of the Nativity, City and Borough of Juneau, Juneau International Hostel, Princess Tours, Alaska Airlines, NCADD, Juneau Empire, Alaska State Museum, KTOO, University of Alaska Southeast, Lemon Creek Correctional Center, Bullwinkle's, Silverbow Inn and Bakery, Alaska State Troopers, Alaska State Court System, Hangar on the Wharf, Subway Sandwich Shop, El Sombrero, SEACC and the many other individuals and organizations who have contributed their time, expertise, money and facilities to make this year's program a resounding success.

Thank you for helping the All-Alaska Academy.

Joan Pardes

marketing director

SERRC

... from Youth Summit

The following is a thank you for all the hard work our volunteers and sponsors put into the Youth Summit, held Tuesday, April 13, 2004 at Juneau-Douglas High School. If there are any questions, please contact Bridget Easaw or Marcy Haugh at Teen Family Center at 463-5437. Thank you!

Bridget Easaw

Teen Family Center



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