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Comment on proposed CBJ budget at April 25 Assembly Meeting

April 21, 2022 – Notices for Public Comment

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 packet will be posted here by close of business Friday, April 22. For more information on the budget ordinances and resolution, see the official Notice of Public Hearing here or go to juneau.org/budget.

The manager’s proposed citywide budget, including the school district, hospital, and all city enterprises, totals $408 million, which is down $26.9 million from the FY22 Amended Budget. The budget proposes a property tax increase of 0.1 mills, resulting in a total mill levy rate of 10.66 mills.

How to watch the meeting:

How to provide spoken comments during the meeting:

  • Testify in person by attending the meeting. A sign-up sheet will be available.
  • Testify remotely via Zoom online or phone. To do this, you are required to call the Municipal Clerk’s Office at 907-586-5278 and give advanced notification by 4 p.m. Monday, April 25.

The public is also welcome to email comments in advance of the meeting, or anytime during the budget process, to [email protected].

Budget items up for public hearing at the Assembly Meeting include:

  • Ordinance 2022-06: An Ordinance Appropriating Funds from the Treasury for FY23 City and Borough Operations.
  • Ordinance 2022-07: An Ordinance Appropriating Funds from the Treasury for FY23 School District Operations.
  • Ordinance 2022-08: An Ordinance Establishing the Rate of Levy for Property Taxes for Calendar Year 2022 Based Upon the Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2023.
  • Resolution 2975: A Resolution Adopting the City and Borough Capital Improvement Program for Fiscal Years 2023 through 2028, and Establishing the Capital Improvement Project Priorities for Fiscal Year 2023.

The public will have another opportunity to comment on the budget prior to adoption: the Assembly plans to adopt the Juneau School District general operating budget during a Regular Assembly Meeting on May 16; and CBJ’s operating budget, capital improvement plan, and the property tax mill levy rate during a Regular Assembly Meeting on June 13.

For more information, contact the City Clerk’s Office at 907-586-5278 or [email protected].