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

Ordinance 2022-34 An Ordinance Providing for the Levy and Collection of a Temporary 1% Areawide Sales Tax on the Sale Price of Retail Sales, Rentals, and Services Performed within the City and Borough of Juneau, to be Effective October 1, 2023, and Providing for a Ballot Question Ratifying the Levy.

MANAGER'S REPORT:

This ordinance would place the question of extending the 1% temporary sales tax on the October 4, 2022, regular municipal election ballot.  The current 1% temporary sales tax expires on September 30, 2023.  If approved, the temporary 1% tax would be extended for five years, until September 30, 2028.

 

If extended, the temporary tax is estimated to generate a total of $60.2 million in sales tax revenue.  The Assembly has designated funds to the following projects areas:

-       Deferred maintenance of CBJ and JSD facilities

-       Replacement public safety equipment for JPD and CCFR

-       Redevelopment of Gastineau Avenue, Telephone Hill, and North SOB Parking Garage

-       Affordable housing initiatives, including further development of Pederson Hill

-       Harbor expansion and maintenance

-       Childcare support

-       Lemon Creek multi-modal path

-       Relocation of City Museum

-       Contribution to the Restricted Budget Reserve

-       Information technology upgrades

 

This topic was reviewed by the Assembly Finance Committee at its meeting on March 12, and by the Committee of the Whole at its meetings on May 2 and June 27.  The Committee of the Whole recommended the ordinance be brought to the full Assembly for consideration.

RECOMMENDATION:

The City Manager recommends the Assembly introduce this ordinance and set it for public hearing at the next regular Assembly meeting.

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Ord 2022-347/8/2022Ordinance