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City finance director addresses property assessments at Chamber

In light of recent events - a mill increase stay and a new property assessment system - city finance director Bob Bartholomew, spoke at Thursday's Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon about the new processes adopted for assessing property...
Most seniors support equal taxes

...residents from 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...
Senior tax exemption up for public comment because they never expire once they're issued and the program has been growing steadily over the years, city Finance Director Bob Bartholomew said. In fiscal year 2013, 588 seniors were issued a card. In 2006, that number was 312.The...
City finance director makes retirement official

It's been rumbling around the rumor mill for a few months that City Finance Director Craig Duncan would be retiring, and now he has made it official. The city has selected former Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend...
Juneau sales tax income perks up

...Assembly was hoping for more, the amount - $43.4 million - is a small bit more than last year's returns.City finance director Bob Bartholomew called the final numbers "great," noting that the shortcoming was less than one half of a percent...
To raise revenue, Juneau Assembly targets tax exemptions

...exemptions, according to city numbers. Some of those exemptions are state and federal mandates and cannot be altered, city finance director Bob Bartholomew said in a past Empire report. The rest are being scrutinized by the committee and are subject...
Assembly eyes tax changes city numbers. Some of those exemptions are mandated by state and federal governments and cannot be changed, city finance director Bob Bartholomew said, and some of them wouldn't be worth changing, he wrote in an issue paper for the committee's...
City and Borough of Juneau projects $12 million shortfall

...department 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...
CBJ projects $4.9M budget deficit

...FY 2016 means the 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...
City limps toward sales tax collection goal

...last year."I think we have a reasonable chance at it, but I would say it's at the high end of doable," city finance director Bob Bartholomew said at Wednesday's Assembly finance committee meeting. "We could be right at budget or we...


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