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Jobs, taxes and buildings: Behind CBJ's austerity offensive

...how they slice it, major cuts are needed to get city coffers back on a "sustainable path," city finance director Bob Bartholomew said.Mayor Merrill Sanford said the city has never had to deal with this large of a shortfall."I don't think...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-20/jobs-taxes-and-buildings-behind-cbjs-au
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Juneau Assembly will take second look at pool closure

...million shortfall projected for fiscal years 2015 and 2016. It provided feedback to Kiefer and city finance director Bob Bartholomew on how it would like to proceed on each item listed."Tonight we're giving the city manager direction, but it's...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-17/juneau-assembly-will-take-second-look-p
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Budget proposal slashes 19 city jobs to balance books

...be cut in the next two fiscal years.In front of a packed hall, Kiefer, supported by finance department director Bob Bartholomew, said the proposal is "a place for us to start the discussions we'll have over the next eight or 10 weeks...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-03/budget-proposal-slashes-19-city-jobs-ba
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Analysis: Pension problems, proposals

...expected to pay into retirement systems would equate to a 9 percent increase in the actual cost to the city, said Bob Bartholomew, CBJ's finance director.He said there is "no doubt" that increasing the employer contribution to 24 percent...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-30/analysis-pension-problems-proposals
State | Local | AK legislature
City and Borough of Juneau projects $12 million shortfall

...predicts.At its Wednesday night meeting, the CBJ Assembly finance committee heard an update from city finance director Bob Bartholomew, who announced a predicted $4.9 million shortfall at a Committee of the Whole meeting earlier this month.Since...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-03-20/city-and-borough-juneau-projects-12-mil
Local
CBJ projects $4.9M budget deficit

...City and Borough of Juneau will be about $4.9 million in the red over the next two years.City Finance Director Bob Bartholomew presented the budget forecast Monday to the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly Committee of the Whole."That's...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-03-11/cbj-projects-49m-budget-deficit
Local
Marine passenger fee proposals due Tuesday

...including about $1.1 million for capital improvements and $1.4 million for CBJ work, CBJ Finance Director Bob Bartholomew said.Still, where exactly that money will be spent will be determined by the aforementioned public process, he...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-12-27/marine-passenger-fee-proposals-due-tues
Local
City sales tax: By the numbers

...city sales taxes begs the question of how much city sales tax raises in revenue.According to City Finance Director Bob Bartholomew, city sales tax and property tax are the two primary revenue sources for the city, and more than 80 percent of the...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-05-14/city-sales-tax-numbers
Local
Questions over CBJ's new approach to assessments

...methodology being used for property value assessments this year.A public meeting was held minutes after Finance Director Bob Bartholomew made a presentation to the Borough Assembly Finance Committee on the new approach.The biggest change in the assessment...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-05-01/questions-over-cbjs-new-approach-assess
Local
Finance panel sends budget, CIP to Assembly

...to know about the fiscal year 2014 proposed budget and a slight increase in the mill rate.City Finance Director Bob Bartholomew presented the budget, going line by line, item by item and column by column while explaining the revised budget...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-05-30/finance-panel-sends-budget-cip-assembly
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