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Assembly to approve budget, discuss COVID-19 business grants & hear JPD update at 7 p.m.

June 8, 2020 – News

The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly has a Regular Meeting tonight at 7 p.m. Agenda items include an update from Juneau Police Chief Ed Mercer, an ordinance on a COVID-19 Business Sustainability Grant Program, and approving the Fiscal Year 2021 CBJ budget. The public can listen to the audio or watch the meeting in a few different ways: connect directly to the Zoom Webinar https://juneau.zoom.us/j/98088088215, call 1-346-248-7799 and enter Webinar ID 980 8808 8215; or watch on Facebook Live. KTOO will also broadcast the meeting live on 104.3 FM and online.

The Assembly is holding a public hearing on an ordinance appropriating up to $3.5 million for Phase 1 of a COVID-19 Business Sustainability Grant Program, funding provided by the CARES Act Special Revenue Fund. This ordinance encompasses several recommendations made by the Economic Stabilization Task Force.

For the budget, the Assembly is set to approve an ordinance setting the property tax rate for 2020 at 10.66, which is the same as last year; another ordinance appropriating $385.7 million for CBJ’s FY21 operating budget (excluding the school district); and a resolution adopting the capital improvement program for FY21-26.

Tonight’s agenda also includes items related to CARES Act funding and COVID-19. Read the full agenda here.

To provide public comment during the Regular Assembly meeting, call the Municipal Clerk’s public testimony request phone line at 586-0215 by 3 p.m. today or send an email to City.Clerk@juneau.org by 3 p.m. today and provide your full name, email address, the phone number you’ll be calling from, and the agenda topic(s) on which you wish to testify.

If you haven’t notified the Clerk’s Office, you can still testify on public hearing items or non-agenda items, by clicking the “Raise Hand” button (online Zoom Webinar) or press *9 (telephone) when those items come up on the agenda. Members of the public are encouraged to send their comments in advance of the meeting to BoroughAssembly@juneau.org.