Proposed CBJ budget to be examined by Assembly Finance

    Juneau Mayor Beth Weldon

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Assembly will now dig into the budget ordinances presented by Manager Rorie Watt at Monday night's regular meeting.

    Mayor Beth Weldon says its Finance Committee will start work on the proposed spending plan during a meeting this evening.

    Watt proposed a point 20 hike in the mill rate to continue funding child care programs.  "In order to bring on a new program, we need to have a revenue stream for it, so the Assembly will have big discussions on that to see if that's going to take place," the mayor said.

    The committee will start that work following a special meeting at 5:30 this evening to take up a resolution on the sale of about $17.6 Million in general obligation bonds approved by voters during local elections in 2019 and 2020.

    The bond sale is scheduled for on or about April 14, according to City Hall.

    Meanwhile, CBJ code requires that work on the new spending plan be completed by June 15.



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