Budget News Archive

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April 1, 2024 - Assembly begins budget review process at April 6 Finance Committee meeting

The Juneau Assembly will begin its multi-week process to review the City and Borough of Juneau’s budget for fiscal year (FY) 2025 at the Assembly Finance Committee meeting on Saturday, April 6 at 8:30 am. Join the committee meeting in person at City Hall, online at https://juneau.zoom.us/j/93917915176, or call 1-253-215-8782 with webinar ID: 939 1791 5176. The City Manager will …

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April 4, 2023 - City Manager’s Budget Proposes Reduced Property Tax Mill Rate

The City Manager’s FY2024 Budget proposes to reduce the operating mill levy to 9.08, which is the lowest since at least 1992. The total mill levy, including voter-approved debt, will be 10.28 mills, a decrease of 0.28 mills from last year. Since 1992, the total mill rate was lower only in 2007 (10.17 mills). The proposed mill levy for this …

April 21, 2022 - Comment on proposed CBJ budget at April 25 Assembly Meeting

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 …

April 7, 2022 - Try balancing CBJ’s budget

The Juneau Assembly is currently in the process of reviewing the City and Borough of Juneau’s budget for fiscal year 2023, which has a general fund deficit of $3.4 million. The Assembly’s job is to get that number to $0. Through a new online simulation tool, it can be your job as well. Do you agree with how CBJ proposes …

April 5, 2022 - Assembly begins budget review process at April 6 Finance Committee meeting

The Juneau Assembly will begin its multi-week process to review the City and Borough of Juneau’s budget for fiscal year (FY) 2023 at the Assembly Finance Committee meeting on Wednesday, April 6 at 5:30 p.m. Join the committee meeting in person at City Hall, online at https://juneau.zoom.us/j/93917915176, or call 1-253-215-8782 with webinar ID: 939 1791 5176. The City Manager introduced …

October 26, 2021 - Wondering how CBJ spends your tax dollars? Now, it’s easier to find out.

The City and Borough of Juneau Finance Department is rolling out a helpful resource that allows residents to see how CBJ spends tax dollars. The program 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. The goal is to improve residents’ understanding of …

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

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 …

April 20, 2021 - Comment on proposed CBJ budget at April 21 Special Assembly Meeting

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 …

April 6, 2021 - Assembly begins multi-week budget process at April 7 Finance Committee meeting

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 …

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

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 …

May 27, 2020 - Finance Committee may take action on property tax rate tonight

The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly Finance Committee is close to finishing its work on the Fiscal Year 2021 budget. During its meeting at 5 p.m. today, the committee may take action on pending items, a resolution on a reduced capital improvement plan, an ordinance setting the property tax rate, and an ordinance on the general operating budget. If …

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May 20, 2020 - Updated budget balancing tool & childcare on tonight’s Assembly Finance Committee agenda

The City and Borough of Juneau Manager will present an updated budget strategy to the Assembly during tonight’s Assembly Finance Committee meeting, which starts at 5 p.m. Also on the agenda is a COVID-19 update, COVID-19 related childcare support, Economic Stabilization Task Force Recommendations, a capital improvement project update, and the FY21 Budget pending items list. Read the full agenda …

May 13, 2020 - Finance Committee to discuss CARES funding, budget requests & reductions at 5 p.m.

With the City and Borough of Juneau facing a revenue shortfall of $34.5 million over the next 30 months, the Assembly Finance Committee resumes its work on the budget tonight, May 13, at 5 p.m. Agenda items include CARES Act funding; enterprise fund budgets; grant requests; and budget reductions. Read the full agenda here. Follow along with the 5 p.m. …

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April 21, 2020 - Comment on the proposed budget at Special Assembly Meeting April 22

The public is invited to provide feedback on the proposed budget at a Special Assembly Meeting April 22 at 5 p.m. The public can comment on the property tax mill levy rate, the City and Borough of Juneau operating budget, the Juneau School District general operating budget, and the capital improvement program. An Assembly Finance Committee meeting will immediately follow. …

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April 15, 2020 - As Assembly wrestles with $34.5 million deficit, manager introduces budget tool & recommends delaying pool renovation

The City and Borough of Juneau is looking at a revenue shortfall of $34.5 million over the next 30 months, due to factors related to the COVID-19 pandemic. In light of this projected loss, City Manager Rorie Watt is introducing a budget tool at tonight’s Assembly Finance Committee meeting to help the Assembly balance the budget. The meeting starts at …

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March 31, 2020 - Amidst COVID-19 uncertainty, Assembly begins budget process

The Juneau Assembly will begin its multi-week process tomorrow, April 1, to determine the City and Borough of Juneau’s biennial budget for Fiscal Years 2021 and 2022. The City Manager will introduce the preliminary budget during a Special Assembly Meeting at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall Chambers, immediately followed by an overview presentation on the proposed budget at an Assembly Finance Committee meeting. …