CBJ’s Budget Process

The City is responsible for building and repairing roads, providing police and fire protection, funding education for our youth, and maintaining parks, libraries, and recreational centers – all of which contributes to the high quality of life Juneau residents enjoy.

The budget serves as a major policy document and describes how the City intends to finance services and infrastructure. The budget is prepared and produced on a two-year cycle. The Fiscal Year (FY) of the municipality begins on July 1st and ends on June 30th of the following year.

The Budget Process

Budget Introduction

City Manager Rorie Watt will present the preliminary budget for fiscal year 2019 in early spring. 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.

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.

Once dates are established for the public meetings, they will be posted here as well as on the Assembly Finance Committee page.

View the Assembly Finance Meeting Calendar

Juneau School District Budget

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.

Graph showing breakdown of budget

CBJ Revenues & Funding of Expenditures (FY18)

Graph showing Government Fund Sources by Department

General Government Fund Sources by Department

Graph showing Government Expenditures by Department

General Government Expenditures by Department

Assembly Finance Committee – Meetings & Agendas