Capital City Fire/Rescue might get more money for staffing increases than previously thought. That staffing will only be guaranteed through next year, though.
At Wednesday’s City and Borough of Juneau Assembly Finance Committee meeting, committee members agreed to consider staffing an ambulance for 24 hours per day instead of 12. The committee members agreed that this increase would be funded through the end of the current fiscal year, which ends at the end of June 2019.
City staff will do research and write an ordinance for this coming Monday’s Assembly meeting with the estimated cost of funding these new employees. If the Assembly approves the ordinance Monday, the Assembly members will work out a long-term funding plan for the future during the regular budget cycle next spring.
During Wednesday’s meeting, committee members were presented with varying cost estimates.