Comment on draft recommendations for Marine Passenger Fee proceeds by March 1
The City Manager’s recommendations on how to allocate Marine Passenger Fee (MPF) proceeds are now available. The public has through March 1 to provide comment on the recommendations. Despite significant uncertainty surrounding an upcoming cruise season, discussions with industry representatives indicate a reduced cruise season that starts late and ramps up later in the summer. Read the recommendations and the City Manager’s memo here.
The Manager’s draft proposal makes recommendations on expenditure of funds that come from the $5 City and Borough of Juneau Marine Passenger Fee, $3 CBJ Port Development Fee, and the $5 State of Alaska Commercial Passenger Vessel Fee.
In December, CBJ solicited project proposals from city departments and the public, including businesses and the visitor industry, to be funded with MPF proceeds. The City Manager is only recommending items that are necessary to accommodate and welcome anticipated passengers. Items include ambulance service, police support, and street cleaning. See the full list of items here.
Submit comments on the recommendations by March 1, 2021 to email@example.com or the City Manager’s Office, attn: Susan Phillips, 155 S. Seward Street, Juneau, Alaska 99801. All Marine Passenger Fee project proposals and comments will be forwarded along with the City Manager’s recommendation list to the Assembly Finance Committee for review, and then to the Assembly for consideration during the upcoming budget cycle.
For more information, contact the City Manager’s Office at 586-5240.