FY2022 Revised Budget
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.
Assembly begins multi-week budget process at April 7 Finance Committee meeting
April 6, 2021
The Juneau Assembly will begin its multi-week process to determine the City and Borough of Juneau’s budget for fiscal year (FY) 2022 at the Assembly Finance Committee meeting on Wednesday, April 7 at 5:30 p.m. Join the committee meeting online at https://juneau.zoom.us/j/93917915176, call 1-253-215-8782 with webinar ID: 939 1791 5176, or watch on Facebook Live.
The City Manager introduced the budget during the Regular Assembly meeting on April 5. The Manager’s proposed citywide budget of $396 million is down $22.1 million from the FY21 Amended Budget. The budget proposes a property tax increase of 0.2 mills for the purpose of funding community grants for childcare support; resulting in a total mill levy rate of 10.86 mills.
The Assembly Finance Committee is scheduled to meet every Wednesday through the end of May to work on the budget. The public can comment on the budget at a public hearing during a Special Assembly Meeting on April 21 at 5:30 p.m.
The budget includes the following major components:
- $92.4 million for the Juneau School District, an increase of $0.8 million (0.9 percent) over the FY21 Amended Budget. This increase reflects expenditures associated with the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund grant that is intended to help address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on students.
- $161.4 million for Enterprise Funds (hospital, airport, water utilities, docks, and harbors), an increase of $5.1 million (3.3 percent). This change is primarily due to the addition of a mental and behavioral health facility at the hospital.
- $82 million for general government, a decrease of $27.9 million (25.4 percent) from the FY21 Amended Budget. This was primarily driven by an influx of spending in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and increased federal stimulus from the CARES Act in FY21, a $7 million decrease in one-time funding of Assembly grants, and a $2.8 million general fund reduction of subsidized debt service due to unreimbursed school bond debt from the State of Alaska.
- $35.3 million for capital improvement projects, an increase of $1 million (3.1 percent) from the FY21 Amended Budget. Additional appropriations may be made throughout the year as funding is committed.
- $15.1 million for the debt service budget, a decrease of $0.6 million (3.6 percent) over the FY21 Amended Budget. This reflects a reduction in outstanding school construction debt, as multiple bonds were fully paid off during FY21.
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the budget reflects reduced projections of sales tax revenues and cruise ship passengers fees in anticipation of no large cruise ship visitation in the summer of 2021. To offset these depressed revenues, the manager’s proposed budget utilizes CBJ’s $12.8 million allocation of federal stimulus funds from the American Rescue Plan Act to replace lost revenues in FY21 and FY22. Application of this federal aid to offset lost revenues in FY21 reduces the anticipated $4.6 million general fund deficit to zero, and in FY22 closes the projected $16 million deficit to $7.8 million.
For more information, contact Finance Director Jeff Rogers at 723-6907 or email@example.com.
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 analyzes the City Manager’s proposed budget and holds 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 will be held weekly on April 7, April 14, April 21, April 28, May 5, May 12, and May 19.
The public has 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 Finance Committee is scheduled to make a preliminary decision on the Juneau School District budget funding during a Special Juneau Assembly Meeting on April 21 at 5:30 p.m. The Juneau School District operating budget is up for adoption on May 24th at a Regular Assembly Meeting at 7:00 pm.
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 is scheduled to adopt the CBJ operating budget, capital improvement plan, and the property tax mill levy rate during a Regular Assembly Meeting on June 14 at 7:00 pm.
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 31, 2021.
- 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 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.