CBJ committee sets millage at 10.66 mills

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Assembly Finance Committee made some big decisions as they put together the fiscal year 2019-2020 budget last night.

    Chairman Loren Jones said they have done a good job providing services that Juneau residents want and making the budget sustainable over time.

    He said the property tax bill will not rise for residents unless the value of the property increased.

    The committee recommended the CBJ purchase land for a senior housing project.  The cost would be over $1.5 million.

    The proposed budget also includes $100,000 for the Alaska Committee.  $150,000 will be issued to the Juneau Community Foundation to assist the Glory Hole.  A request to increase funding to Travel Juneau by $120,000 was voted down by the Committee.

    Jones said there was also additional funding approved for child care programs.

    The state decision on school bond debt reimbursement is one of the issues the CBJ will be watching as the state legislature begins a special session.

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