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To fight housing costs, city looks at tax breaks for subdivision and renovation

...value of that land goes up, as it is closer to development, Bartholomew said.In a memo to the committee, the Finance Department used the following example: When subdivided into three equal lots, a parcel of land valued at $150,000 may become...
Numbers good as deadline nears for senior sales tax exemption cards senior exemption cards can be accepted for the senior exemption, so any stragglers should head to the city finance department to get a new card issued. The new card design is vertical and even the exemption numbers are significantly different...
City debunks sewer scam

...of the scam calls on Tuesday. The ploy mirrors one from July 2014, when two incidents were reported to the CBJ finance department. The city does not make phone calls; it uses notices by mail. CBJ also does not ask for payment by phone. The...
Local cost of smoking may float higher

...the Assembly.In 2013, the revenue from tobacco taxes was approximately $1.5 million, according to the CBJ Finance Department. Cox calculated increased revenue with the proposed increase would be $4.4 million, with a total of $3.9...
JPD warns residents of attempted phone scams

...telephone scams in the Juneau area, JPD reported Friday. According to reports made to the City and Borough of Juneau Finance Department, a caller claiming to be a CBJ representative informed the Juneau residents that their water bill was overdue...
Jobs, taxes and buildings: Behind CBJ's austerity offensive the March 19 meeting, the number spiked to about $12 million.The shortfall prediction grew because the finance department wanted to get the Assembly a report sooner rather than later. In their haste to get the projection out the door...
Budget proposal slashes 19 city jobs to balance books

...full-time positions that may 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...
My Turn: CBJ budget deficit a chance to reexamine our priorities

...computerization could allow for the digitization of functions such as the print office and substantial streamlining of the finance department and other administrative functions.It is opportune that the CBJ Assembly has initiated the Economic Development...
City and Borough of Juneau projects $12 million shortfall

...operating budget will be about $12 million in the red over the next couple years, the City and Borough of Juneau finance department predicts.At its Wednesday night meeting, the CBJ Assembly finance committee heard an update from city finance...
UAS professor wins teaching award

...University of Alaska Foundation Harold T. Caven Professorship, a $20,000 award meant to build the business and finance departments within the state university system.Hamilton, who has 25 years of experience in accounting, will use the award...


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