The Assembly Finance Committee met Wednesday night, May 8, and took action on the City Manager’s recommendations for how to spend the projected $6 million in Marine Passenger Fees for fiscal year 2020. After amending one item – renaming it from “Large Berth Shore Power Feasibility/System Impact Analysis” to “Large Berth Shore Power Preliminary Design and Cost Estimate,” and adding $50,000 to bring the total cost to $300,000 – the committee approved it, which ties a bow on the budget’s Capital Improvement Program resolution, which is scheduled to go before the Assembly on June 3.

On Monday, May 13, at 7 p.m. in Assembly Chambers, the Assembly will have a Regular Meeting and is scheduled to adopt the Juneau School District’s General Budget Ordinance, which totals $87,171,500. The FY20 school budget is supported by a combination of funding sources, including CBJ local funding of $27,874,300. The local funding consists of to the cap funding of $26,497,800 for general operations, and $1,376,500 for programs and activities outside of the state funding cap. Look at the infographic to see what else makes up the school budget. The public has a final opportunity to comment on the school district budget at this Regular Assembly meeting.

On Wednesday, May 15, the Finance Committee plans to make decisions on the pending list, which now includes most items from the increment requests list, as well as a request from the Alaska Committee for an additional $100,000.