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Public safety on a shoe string:

Assembly and Borough staff respond to budget cuts


The Assembly and Borough staff discussed public safety issues at Monday’s Assembly meeting. While Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht delivered the news that decreased staff at the Juneau prosecutor’s office may lead to more case dismissals, Assembly member John Havrilek proposed instituting a dual Neighborhood Watch and Crime Stoppers program to help reduce crime in Petersburg.

Giesbrecht said the prosecutor’s office sent an email saying that decreased staffing may lead to more case dismissals for Petersburg based on the “disproportionate to resources” theory.

“Basically I read th...

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