In FY2021 the City and Borough of Juneau was awarded a $2.4 million designated legislative grant from state marine passenger fees to support the marine enterprise in responding to and mitigating the risk of COVID-19. Of this amount, $2.1 million was used to offset lost passenger fee revenue by paying the debt obligation on the 16B dock bond. The remaining amount paid a portion of the Dock Department’s port management and customs operational costs, which typically would have been supported by marine passenger fees.
This housekeeping ordinance would transfer $350,964 of budget authority from the Marine Passenger Fee Fund to the Port Development Fee Fund to fund a portion of the Dock Department’s operational costs from state marine passenger fees.
The Assembly Finance Committee will review this request at the September 29, 2021 meeting. The Systemic Racism Review Committee will review this request at the September 14, 2021 meeting.