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.
In addition to the information on this page, here are some other places where you can learn more about the CBJ budget
Budget Presentation – A set of slides from a presentation given by Finance Director, Bob Bartholomew, to the Chamber of Commerce on April 5, 2017
Assembly Finance Committee – On this page, you’ll find the AFC’s up-to-date calendar, adopted legislation, and an archive of agendas and minutes. Scroll down to see the AFC’s upcoming meeting dates, agendas, and minutes.
Priority Driven Budget (PDB) – In preparation for the FY18 Budget, the CBJ went through a Priority Driven Budgeting process. You can learn about that process and its results here.
Provide Direct Feedback – In addition to attending AFC meetings, which are open to the public, you can ask questions and give comments directly to the CBJ Manager’s office and your Assembly members.
The Budget Process
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.