Group seeking repeal of Juneau’s mandatory real estate sale price disclosures turns in signatures

Traci Heaton and Victor Banaszak change in petition signature booklets to Juneau election officers Beth McEwen and Diane Cathcart at City Hall on Saturday. They want to get a question on the October ballot to repeal necessary disclosure of actual estate sale info. (Picture by Jeremy Hsieh/KTOO)

Organizers of a referendum want to repeal the mandatory disclosure of real estate product sales selling prices. And they appear to have gathered enough signatures to get the issue on the Oct election ballot.

The Juneau Assembly adopted a pair of ordinances in 2020 and this previous February that made it required to share the revenue cost and other info with the metropolis assessor’s place of work.

City employees claimed the information would make improvements to the precision of residence assessments. The referendum supporters say it is an invasion of privacy that could guide to higher taxes.

To get the repeal issue on the ballot, they required to convert in signatures of 2,130 certified voters. On Saturday, city election officers acknowledged signature publications with just more than 2,501. Election officers have until finally June 14 to test the signatures for duplicates and other prospective disqualifiers.

If the organizers crystal clear that hurdle, then the Assembly could repeal the ordinances. In any other case, the referendum will play out in the October election.