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My turn: City should revamp its services

Before the October election, the city's Finance Director Craig Duncan said the sales tax was needed to "continue the level of services" (Sept. 7, 2006, Juneau Empire). Sound off on the important...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...hired CBJ officials, are once more, seriously attempting to reduce benefits currently awarded to senior citizens. Craig Duncan, CBJ revenue man, laid out figures and Alaska Department of Labor statistical projections at Thursday's well-attended...
Ice rink plan may go to voters pay for an ice rink, and then some. At the request of Juneau Assembly member Jim Powell, city Finance Director Craig Duncan broke out the numbers in a memo: $29 million in sales tax revenue is expected over the tax's 5-year period. Of...
Juneau Assembly to vote on change in process for property-tax appeals

...Equalization panels to replace the Assembly as the final step in the city's appeal process, Juneau Finance Director Craig Duncan said. He said the current system is inefficient because up to 30 people may have to wait for their case to be called...
City pursuing uncollected sales taxes from businesses

...important issues at "Not paying sales taxes, it's not a good business decision," said Juneau Finance Director Craig Duncan on Friday, the same day that Juneau District Judge Keith Levy signed off on orders for two businesses to pay unremitted...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...utility bond in PG&E last year. The California utility filed for bankruptcy protection last month. Finance Director Craig Duncan said the city should recover all of its money, but it might take between two and four years. Duncan said it's unclear...
Murkowski slashes cash for cities

...matching grants. About $1.06 million of that will come out of Juneau's annual budget, said City Finance Director Craig Duncan. About half of the $1.06 million will come from cuts to revenue sharing and the other half from the Safe Communities...
Senior tax break eyed

...Juneau's economic climate has changed since 1980, as has the rate of taxation, according to city Finance Director Craig Duncan. The sales tax rate was 1 percent for the borough and 2 percent for the city at the time, and the financial impact...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...The city's $85 million investment portfolio is controlled by city code and Assembly policy, City Finance Director Craig Duncan said. The city purchased a 90-day investment in Pacific Gas & Electric in November when it had the highest utility...
Tax figures show spending trends

...for the third calendar quarter of 2009 has declined 12 percent compared to 2008, a steep drop city finance director Craig Duncan said seems to be due more to people saving money than to actual economic hardship in Juneau. Spending fell 10.6 percent...


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