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Berkowitz wants muni to hire lobbyist to push port renovations in Juneau

Published: January 21, 2016

KTVA Alaska
By: Eric Ruble

ANCHORAGE – Mayor Ethan Berkowitz is asking the Anchorage Assembly to approve funding to pay for a new lobbyist in Juneau.

For $70,000, consultant Jim Lottsfeldt would join existing lobbyist Wendy Chamberlain in an effort to convince lawmakers to fund an improvement project for the Port of Anchorage.

Officials at the 55-year-old port say the facility is long overdue for renovations. The municipality is asking for $290 million from the state to help fund the project.

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