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FY2021 Adopted Budget

FY2021 Adopted Budget
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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 preliminary 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

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Juneau Assembly passes budget that maintains flat property tax rate
June 10, 2020

After weeks of budget work by the Assembly Finance Committee, the Juneau Assembly passed the Fiscal Year 2021 budget at Monday night’s Regular Assembly Meeting. The $385.7 million budget includes cuts to CBJ positions and the Capital Improvement Plan, and does not increase the property tax rate from last year.

At the beginning of the budget process, the Finance Committee wrestled with a revenue shortfall of $34.5 million over the next 30 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Assembly was able to maintain the property tax rate for 2020 at 10.66 mills due to the State of Alaska’s community distribution of federal CARES Act funding, $53 million of which was allocated to Juneau. Of this amount, $11 million is budgeted to offset CBJ operating expenditures in the next two fiscal years. CARES Act funding will also be used to cover certain CBJ personnel costs related to COVID-19  and for community services, like funding for the new COVID-19 childcare program, rental assistance grants, business sustainability grants, and emergency shelter.

To further balance the budget, the Assembly cut $1.5 million in CBJ staff positions and $13 million from the Capital Improvement Plan, including a one-year delay of the $3.3 million Augustus Brown Pool deferred maintenance project. The final budget is balanced by a $3.1 million draw from savings. The Assembly Finance Committee anticipates continuing to work on the FY21 budget throughout the year as the fiscal health of CBJ becomes more discernible.

For more information, contact Finance Director Jeff Rogers at 586-0300 or jeff.rogers@juneau.org.​

News Archive

Budget Process – April to June 2020

City Manager Rorie Watt presented the preliminary budget for fiscal year 2021 on April 1 during a Special Juneau Assembly meeting at 5:30 p.m., followed by an Assembly Finance Committee meeting. The preliminary budget includes the CBJ operating budget, the Juneau School District general operating budget, capital improvement projects, and the property tax mill levy rate. Fiscal year 2021 begins July 1, 2020 and ends June 30, 2021.

The CBJ operating budget includes general government and enterprise organizations. General government includes departments like 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 mid-May, the Juneau Assembly Finance Committee analyzed the City Manager’s preliminary budget and held a series of public meetings to identify specific concerns through conversations with residents, advocates, and city agencies.

Following the preliminary budget presentation on April 1, Assembly Finance Committee meetings were held weekly on April 8, April 15, April 22, May 6, May 13, May 20, and May 27.

The public has an opportunity to comment on the CBJ operating budget, the Juneau School District general operating budget, capital improvement projects, and the property tax mill levy rate at a public hearing during a Special Juneau Assembly Meeting on April 22 at 5:30 p.m.

The Finance Committee was scheduled to make a preliminary decision on the Juneau School District budget funding during a Special Juneau Assembly Meeting on April 22 at 5:00 p.m. Then, the Juneau Assembly adopted the Juneau School District general operating budget at a Regular Assembly Meeting on May 18.

In accordance with CBJ Charter Section 13.6 (b), the Assembly was required to determine the amount to be made available from local sources for school purposes by May 31.

The Juneau Assembly adopted the CBJ operating budget, capital improvement projects, and the property tax mill levy rate during a Regular Assembly Meeting on June 8.

Coronavirus Relief Fund – CARES Act Funding

November 4, 2020

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 30, 2020.

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 FY21 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 is 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, if passed by public vote.