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FY2022 Adopted Budget

FY2022 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 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

Juneau Assembly passes budget reducing the property tax rate
June 15, 2021

After two months of budget work by the Assembly Finance Committee, the Juneau Assembly passed the Fiscal Year 2022 budget at Monday night’s Regular Assembly Meeting. The Assembly voted to lower the property tax rate from 10.66 mills to 10.56 mills – the lowest property tax rate since 2013. The new budget, which begins July 1, expands the Assembly’s support for childcare services and also restores money to the Capital Improvement Plan, including improvements to the Augustus Brown Pool.

The $420.9 million budget includes reduced projections of sales tax revenues and cruise ship passenger fees in anticipation of limited large cruise ship visitation this current summer. To offset these depressed revenues, the 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 reduced the anticipated $2.8 million deficit to zero, and in FY22 reduces the projected $15.8 million deficit to $5.9 million.

Despite being faced with a deficit, the Assembly maintained all essential city services while lowering the property tax rate to 10.56 mills. Even with the lower property tax rate, CBJ will collect approximately $3.0 million more in property tax revenue in FY22 as a result of a substantial growth in property valuations, including a considerable adjustment to the value of commercial land. The Assembly still needed to draw from savings to cover a remaining budgetary shortfall.

The Assembly also restored $6.9 million of temporary reductions to the Capital Improvement Plan that were made in FY21 to balance the budget, including the $3.3 million Augustus Brown Pool deferred maintenance project.

For more information, contact Finance Director Jeff Rogers at 723-6907 or jeff.rogers@juneau.org.

News Archive

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.