CBJ’s budget process

CBJ’s budget follows the fiscal year, beginning on July 1st and ending on June 30th. The City Manager is responsible for preparing the annual budget, which is submitted to the Assembly for review and adoption.

The budget process

Budget Introduction

City Manager Rorie Watt will present the preliminary budget for fiscal year 2018 on April 5 during a Special Juneau Assembly meeting at 5:30 p.m., followed by an Assembly Finance Committee meeting in Assembly Chambers. The preliminary budget includes the CBJ operating budget, the Juneau School District general operating budget, capital improvement projects, and the property tax mill levy rate.

The CBJ operating budget includes general government and enterprise organizations. General government includes departments like Juneau Police Department, Capital City Fire/Rescue and Parks & Recreation. Enterprise organizations are Bartlett Regional Hospital, Juneau International Airport, Docks & Harbors and Water & Sewer.

View the FY18 preliminary budget

View the FY18 Capital Improvement Projects budget

Budget Analysis, Meetings & Public Hearing

From April to mid-May, the Juneau Assembly Finance Committee analyzes the City Manager’s preliminary budget and holds a series of public meetings to identify specific concerns through conversations with residents, advocates, and city agencies.

Following the preliminary budget presentation on April 5, Assembly Finance Committee meetings will be held on April 12, April 19, April 26, May 3, May 10, and May 17. Meetings start at 5:30 p.m. in Assembly Chambers (unless otherwise noted).

The public can comment on the CBJ operating budget, the Juneau School District general operating budget, capital improvement projects, and the property tax mill levy rate at a public hearing during a Special Juneau Assembly Meeting on April 26 at 5 p.m.

View the Assembly Finance Meeting Calendar

Juneau School District Budget

The Finance Committee is scheduled to make a preliminary decision on the Juneau School District budget funding during a Special Juneau Assembly Meeting on April 26 at 5:00 p.m. Then, the Juneau Assembly plans to adopt the Juneau School District general operating budget at a Special Juneau Assembly Meeting on May 17.

In accordance with CBJ Charter Section 13.6 (b), the Assembly must determine the amount to be made available from local sources for school purposes by May 31.

Remaining Budget Adoption

The Juneau Assembly is scheduled to adopt the CBJ operating budget, capital improvement projects, and the property tax mill levy rate during a Regular Assembly Meeting on June 5.

Assembly Finance Committee – Meetings & Agendas