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Juneau Assembly approves cruise fees settlement

Juneau and CLIA
City Manager Rorie Watt, seated right, and CLIA Alaska president John Binkley, left, sign the documents, with Mayor Beth Weldon and the Borough Assembly looking on PHOTO: Coutesy of John Binkley
The city and borough of Juneau officially adopted a settlement agreement with Cruise Lines International Association over how passenger fees may be spent.

The parties signed documents Friday night during a special assembly meeting in Juneau.

Ends long-running litigation

This ends long-running litigation between Juneau and the cruise industry by spelling out the acceptable uses for a $5 head tax and $3 per passenger port development fee and how the parties will communicate going forward, without resorting to legal action.

Called a 'win' for all parties

CLIA Alaska president John Binkley called the settlement a 'win for the community and our cruise guests,' adding: 'We couldn’t be happier with the outcome.'

In a statement last week, City Manager Rorie Watt deemed the agreement a 'great solution for CLIA, [the city and borough of Juneau], cruise ship passengers and all Alaskan port communities.'

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