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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 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


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:

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.

News Archive

Budget Process – April to June 2022

City Manager Rorie Watt presented 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 reviewed 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 introduction on April 4, Assembly Finance Committee meetings were held weekly on April 6, April 13, April 20, April 27, May 4, May 11, and May 18.

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 Regular Juneau Assembly meeting on April 25.

The Juneau School District’s FY23 budget was introduced during a Regular Juneau Assembly meeting on April 4. The Juneau School District presented their budget request to the Assembly Finance Committee on April 13. The public had an opportunity to comment on the School District’s budget during a Regular Assembly meeting on April 25. The Juneau Assembly adopted the final FY23 School District budget during a Regular Assembly meeting on May 16.

The Juneau Assembly adopted the FY23 CBJ operating budget, property tax mill levy rate, and the Capital Improvement Plan during a Regular Assembly Meeting on June 13, 2022.

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.

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.