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ASSEMBLY AGENDA/MANAGER'S REPORT
THE CITY AND BOROUGH OF JUNEAU, ALASKA

Ordinance 2021-17 An Ordinance Providing for the Levy and Collection of a Temporary 3% Areawide Sales Tax on the Price of All Taxable Sales of Goods and Services Delivered within the City and Borough of Juneau, to be in Effect Five Years from July 1, 2022, through July 1, 2027; and Calling for an Election on Whether Such Sales Tax Shall Be Levied.

MANAGER'S REPORT:

The CBJ has a 5% sales tax rate, which is comprised of a permanent 1% tax, a temporary 1% tax, and a temporary 3% tax. The voters have authorized the temporary 3% tax every five years, and it currently expires on July 1, 2022. The temporary 3% tax is necessary to provide a stable revenue base for municipal services like police, fire, parks, libraries, and capital projects. This ordinance would place the temporary 3% tax on the ballot for the October 5, 2021, election.

RECOMMENDATION:

The City Manager recommends the Assembly introduce this ordinance, refer it to the Finance Committee on June 2, 2021, and set it for public hearing at the next regular Assembly meeting.

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Ordinance 2021-175/19/2021Ordinance