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CBJ's emergency piggy bank stays unbroken

...point we're stable and the risks are toward the downside for 2016," City and Borough of Juneau finance director Bob Bartholomew said during a Wednesday night CBJ finance committee meeting."...And what about 2017 and 2018?" committee member...
Will city increase funding to Juneau schools? budget deficit, along with other revenue from recent tax increases and changes to exemptions.Finance Director Bob Bartholomew said the city anticipates receiving about $1.8 million in PILT (payment in lieu of taxes) money, which consists...
City ponders Housing First funding sources

...trying to find the money.During the regular CBJ Finance Committee meeting Wednesday night, city Finance Director Bob Bartholomew presented a plan to fund Housing First without wholly relying on the CBJ's general fund.According to submitted...
Juneau Assembly considers diverting tobacco tax revenue to social services

...entertainment for their children in order to find the money for tobacco.City and Borough of Juneau Director of Finance Bob Bartholomew said the city essentially has two paths to pursue with the forecast additional revenue. It can either place the revenue...
City seeks final public input on tax exemptions

...federal mandates and cannot be altered, city finance director Bob Bartholomew said in a past Empire report. The city's senior sales tax...information, contact Bartholomew at 907-586-5215 or
Juneau pools won't change hands just yet

...hiring a new aquatics manager and other staffing such as lifeguards. City and Borough of Juneau Finance Director Bob Bartholomew told the Treadwell Task Force in December that an empowered board for the ice rink would cost the city an additional...
Some seniors predict exodus without tax exemptions

...It's like, you take some from us, then take more from us in our exemptions," she said.CBJ Finance Director Bob Bartholomew told seniors they would continue to receive an exemption, "... it would just be smaller than it is today."MaryAnn...
Task force says no to empowered Treadwell board

...Juneau Assembly would need revision before the next Treadwell meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 10.CBJ Finance Director Bob Bartholomew presented an analysis on the estimated $115,800 required for an empowered board. Task force members expressed concern...
Local cost of smoking may float higher

...proposed increase will only apply to packs of cigarettes, which will now have a $3 excise tax.Finance Director Bob Bartholomew clarified that this will be in addition to the $2 state tax and the 5 percent city sales tax already in place.Historically...
Most seniors support equal taxes

...exemptions, restricting to "needs based" essentials and basing eligibility on income level.City Finance Director Bob Bartholomew began by clarifying that the meeting wasn't meant to discriminate against the senior community and that "everybody...


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