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FY2022 Adopted Budget

FY2022 Adopted Budget
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Your Taxpayer Receipt

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.

Budget News


Wondering how CBJ spends your tax dollars? Now, it’s easier to find out.
October 26, 2021

The City and Borough of Juneau Finance Department is rolling out a helpful resource that allows residents to see how CBJ spends tax dollars. The program 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. The goal is to improve residents’ understanding of how their taxes are being spent. By providing transparency about fiscal priorities funded by taxes, CBJ hopes to enhance public engagement during the budget process, which occurs each spring. Use Taxpayer Receipt here.

To use the resource, residents anonymously answer questions regarding age, annual income, whether they own a home, and the home’s assessed value, if applicable. Based on this information, the tool applies an algorithm that calculates their estimated taxes paid and how they are being spent. The 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.

Juneau residents can access Taxpayer Receipt here or by going to juneau.org/budget.

For more information, contact Budget Analyst Adrien Speegle at Adrien.Speegle@juneau.org or 907-586-5215 ext. 4058.

 

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Taxpayer Receipt

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.

Budget Process – April to June 2021

City Manager Rorie Watt presented the budget for fiscal year 2022 on April 5 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 2022 begins July 1, 2021 and ends June 30, 2022.

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 analyzed the City Manager’s proposed budget and held a series of public meetings to identify specific concerns through conversations with residents, advocates, and city agencies.

Following the budget presentation on April 5, Assembly Finance Committee meetings were held weekly on April 7, April 14, April 21, April 28, May 5, May 12, and May 19.

The public had 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 Special Juneau Assembly Meeting on April 21 at 5:30 p.m.

The Assembly adopted the FY22 Juneau School District operating budget on May 24th at a Regular Assembly Meeting at 7:00 pm.

The Juneau Assembly adopted the FY22 CBJ operating budget, property tax mill levy rate, and the Capital Improvement Plan during a Regular Assembly Meeting on June 14 at 7:00 pm.

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.

Budget Resources

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.