Having lived in Juneau for nearly 20 years, I am excited that voters will finally be given the opportunity to vote on the construction of a valley aquatic facility.
Although Juneau provides immeasurable opportunity for youth, it has always seemed unusual to me the absence of pool facility in the valley.
I applaud The Alaska Club's efforts to try and fill this void, but I must agree with many community members that it wouldn't be a facility for everyone.
The Alaska Club over the years has been wonderful for my family, but unfortunately it's mostly because we could afford it.
I appreciate and understand planning commissioner McConnochie's beliefs that the pool should be constructed within the private sector, but I also find it negligent in the Empire's reporting not mentioning her shareholder stake in the company.
Let's build the pool now, for our kids, for our seniors, for everybody.