The City and Borough of Juneau is responsible for providing police and fire protection, funding education for youth, building and repairing roads, maintaining parks, libraries and recreational centers, as well as a host of other things. The budget serves as a major policy document that describes how CBJ intends to finance these services and infrastructure. Each April, the City Manager presents a proposed annual operating and capital budget. The Juneau Assembly then follows a multi-week process to ensure the budget meets the needs of our diverse community.
Comment on proposed CBJ budget at April 25 Assembly Meeting
April 21, 2022
The public is invited to provide feedback on the proposed City and Borough of Juneau budget for fiscal year 2023 at a Regular Assembly Meeting on Monday, April 25 at 7 p.m. The public can comment on the property tax mill levy rate, the CBJ operating budget, the Juneau School District operating budget, and the capital improvement program. The agenda packet will be posted here by close of business Friday, April 22. For more information on the budget ordinances and resolution, see the official Notice of Public Hearing here or go to juneau.org/budget.
The manager’s proposed citywide budget, including the school district, hospital, and all city enterprises, totals $408 million, which is down $26.9 million from the FY22 Amended Budget. The budget proposes a property tax increase of 0.1 mills, resulting in a total mill levy rate of 10.66 mills.
How to watch the meeting:
- Attend the meeting in person at City Hall
- Join online https://juneau.zoom.us/j/91515424903
- Call 1-253-215-8782 with ID: 915 1542 4903
- Watch on CBJ’s YouTube channel
How to provide spoken comments during the meeting:
- Testify in person by attending the meeting. A sign-up sheet will be available.
- Testify remotely via Zoom online or phone. To do this, you are required to call the Municipal Clerk’s Office at 907-586-5278 and give advanced notification by 4 p.m. Monday, April 25.
The public is also welcome to email comments in advance of the meeting, or anytime during the budget process, to BoroughAssembly@juneau.org.
Budget items up for public hearing at the Assembly Meeting include:
- Ordinance 2022-06: An Ordinance Appropriating Funds from the Treasury for FY23 City and Borough Operations.
- Ordinance 2022-07: An Ordinance Appropriating Funds from the Treasury for FY23 School District Operations.
- Ordinance 2022-08: An Ordinance Establishing the Rate of Levy for Property Taxes for Calendar Year 2022 Based Upon the Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2023.
- Resolution 2975: A Resolution Adopting the City and Borough Capital Improvement Program for Fiscal Years 2023 through 2028, and Establishing the Capital Improvement Project Priorities for Fiscal Year 2023.
The public will have another opportunity to comment on the budget prior to adoption: the Assembly plans to adopt the Juneau School District general operating budget during a Regular Assembly Meeting on May 16; and CBJ’s operating budget, capital improvement plan, and the property tax mill levy rate during a Regular Assembly Meeting on June 13.
For more information, contact the City Clerk’s Office at 907-586-5278 or City.Clerk@juneau.org.
Budget Process – April to June 2022
City Manager Rorie Watt will present the budget for fiscal year 2023 on April 4 during a Regular Juneau Assembly meeting. The manager’s proposed budget includes the CBJ operating budget, the Juneau School District operating budget, the capital improvement plan, and the property tax mill levy rate. Fiscal year 2023 begins July 1, 2022 and ends June 30, 2023.
The CBJ operating budget includes general government and enterprise organizations. General government includes departments like the Juneau Police Department, Capital City Fire/Rescue, Parks & Recreation, and the Libraries. Enterprise organizations are Bartlett Regional Hospital, Juneau International Airport, Docks & Harbors and Water & Sewer.
View the Assembly Finance Committee meeting schedule:
From April to May, the Juneau Assembly Finance Committee will review the City Manager’s proposed budget and will hold a series of public meetings to identify specific concerns through conversations with residents, advocates, and city agencies.
Following the budget introduction on April 4, Assembly Finance Committee meetings will be held weekly on April 6, April 13, April 20, April 27, May 4, May 11, and May 18.
The public will have an opportunity to comment on the CBJ operating budget, the Juneau School District operating budget, the capital improvement plan, and the property tax mill levy rate at a public hearing during a Regular Juneau Assembly Meeting on April 25 at 7:00 p.m.
The Juneau School District’s FY23 budget will be introduced during a Regular Juneau Assembly meeting on April 4 at 7:00 pm. The Juneau School District will present their budget request to the Assembly Finance Committee on April 13 at 5:30 pm. The public will have an opportunity to comment on the School District’s budget during a Regular Assembly meeting on April 25 at 7:00 pm. The Juneau Assembly is scheduled to adopted the School District’s budget during a Regular Assembly meeting on May 16 at 7:00 pm.
The Juneau Assembly is scheduled to adopt the FY23 CBJ operating budget, property tax mill levy rate, and the Capital Improvement Plan during a Regular Assembly Meeting on June 13 at 7:00 pm.
October 26, 2021
The Juneau Taxpayer Receipt provides residents an estimate of how CBJ spends property and sales taxes, with a breakdown of programs and services supported by residents’ tax dollars. This tool will produce a tax receipt that includes CBJ’s 5% sales tax for all residents and CBJ’s property tax rate of 10.56 mills for home owners. The receipt does not include additional taxes levied on the sale of tobacco, liquor, or marijuana, and it does not account for property taxes that are paid via rental costs. Taxpayer Receipt breaks that total tax burden down into proportional amounts for all of CBJ’s individual programs and services – police, fire, parks, recreation, libraries, etc. – that are supported by those taxes based on CBJ’s fiscal year 2022 (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022) budget.
Juneau residents can access Taxpayer Receipt here or by selecting the “Your Taxpayer Receipt” button above.
Coronavirus Relief Fund – CARES Act Funding
June 09, 2021
CBJ received a $53.2 million allotment of federal CARES Act funding from the State of Alaska. This chart and table exhibit CBJ’s allocation of CARES Act funding in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Current congressional legislation requires the remaining uncommitted portion of the allocation to be expended by December 31, 2021.
- FY22 Adopted Budget
- FY21 Adopted Budget
- FY20 Adopted Budget
- FY19 Adopted Budget
- FY18 Adopted Budget
- FY17 Adopted Budget
- FY16 Adopted Budget
- FY15 Adopted Budget
- FY14 Adopted Budget
- FY13 Adopted Budget
- FY12 Adopted Budget
- FY11 Adopted Budget
- FY10 Adopted Budget
- FY09 Adopted Budget
- FY08 Adopted Budget
- FY07 Adopted Budget
- FY06 Adopted Budget
- FY05 Adopted Budget
- FY04 Adopted Budget
- FY03 Adopted Budget
In addition to the information on this page, here are some other places where you can learn more about the CBJ budget:
- Assembly Finance Committee – On this page, you’ll find the AFC’s up-to-date calendar, adopted legislation, and an archive of agendas and minutes. Scroll down to see the AFC’s upcoming meeting dates, agendas, and minutes.
- Priority-Driven Budget (PDB) – In preparation for the biennial FY21/FY22 budget, the CBJ went through a Priority-Driven Budgeting process. You can learn about that process and its results here.
- Provide Direct Feedback – In addition to attending AFC meetings, which are open to the public, you can ask questions and give comments directly to the CBJ Manager’s Office and your Assembly members.
- Debt Service Mill Rate – A $15,000,000 bond package was on the CBJ’s October 6, 2020 voter ballot for the public’s consideration. In this video, CBJ’s Finance Director, Jeff Rogers, discusses the complexities of the debt service mill rate in relation to the bond package, which was passed by public vote.