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

Volunteers of America v. CBJ Assessor

MANAGER'S REPORT:

This is a property tax appeal. On March 7, 2018, the CBJ Assessor denied a request from the Volunteers of America for a religious or charitable purpose exemption for two parcels with multi-family housing known as the Terraces at Lawson Creek. Volunteers of America filed a timely appeal. On April 23, 2018, the Assembly accepted the appeal and referred it to a hearing officer.

 

The hearing officer held a prehearing conference, had the record compiled, and the parties briefed their positions. The hearing officer issued a proposed decision on January 2. Volunteers of America filed a timely objection. The hearing officer considered that objection and the Assessor’s statement of support and updated the proposed decision. The hearing officer reviewed the record, applied Alaska and CBJ law in light of the record, and ultimately concluded the Terraces at Lawson Creek do not qualify for a religious or charitable purpose tax exemption.

CBJ 01.50.150(c) governs this process.  Unless rejected or modified by an affirmative vote of the Assembly, the hearing officer’s proposed order shall be deemed adopted by the Assembly.  No testimony or evidence of any nature other than that contained in a timely filed objection may be received by the Assembly at this meeting.

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DescriptionUpload DateType
2019-01-17 Proposed Decision1/23/2019Appeal