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.
Comment on proposed CBJ budget at April 21 Special Assembly Meeting
April 20, 2021
The public is invited to provide feedback on the proposed City and Borough of Juneau budget for fiscal year 2022 at a Special Assembly Meeting Wednesday, April 21 at 5:30 p.m. The public can comment on the property tax mill levy rate, the CBJ operating budget, the Juneau School District general operating budget, and the capital improvement program. Read the Special Meeting agenda packet here. An Assembly Finance Committee meeting will immediately follow (agenda packet).
To provide public comment during the Special Assembly meeting, notify the Clerk’s Office:
- Call the Municipal Clerk’s public testimony line at 586-0215 by 3 p.m. April 21, OR
- Email City.Clerk@juneau.org and provide your name, email address, phone number, and the agenda topic(s) you wish to testify on.
If you haven’t notified the Clerk’s Office ahead of time, you can still participate. While online on Zoom, hit the ‘raise hand’ button to speak on an item up for public hearing or a non-agenda item. If you’re calling in, press *9 on your phone to raise your hand.
Testimony time will be limited by the Mayor based on the number of participants. Members of the public are encouraged to send their comments in advance of the meeting to BoroughAssembly@juneau.org.
Items up for public hearing at the Special Assembly Meeting include:
- Ordinance 2021-08: An Ordinance Appropriating Funds from the Treasury for FY22 City and Borough Operations.
- Ordinance 2021-09: An Ordinance Appropriating Funds from the Treasury for FY22 School District Operations.
- Ordinance 2021-10: An Ordinance Establishing the Rate of Levy for Property Taxes for Calendar Year 2021 Based Upon the Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2022.
- Resolution 2937: A Resolution Adopting the City and Borough Capital Improvement Program for Fiscal Years 2022 through 2027, and Establishing the Capital Improvement Project Priorities for Fiscal Year 2022.
For more information, contact the City Clerk’s Office at 586-5278.
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
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.
- 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.