City and Borough of Juneau

Assembly Finance Committee Meeting

Thursday, April 17, 2008

5:00 p.m., Assembly Chambers

 

I.     Call to Order

II.    Roll Call

III.  Approval of Minutes

IV.  Juneau Alliance for Mental Health, Inc (JAMHI)

JAMHI is the Community Mental Health Center for the CBJ, having taken over this responsibility with the closure of CBJ’s Health and Social Services Department.  The CBJ has provided $350,000 in funding to JAMHI for this purpose.  JAMHI is requesting an increase of $100,000 to $450,000 annually to cover increased costs and a decrease in their state grant.  Included in the packet is a letter from Pam Watts, JAMHI Administrator, which provides additional detail regarding their request.

 

Pam Watts will present information on the services provided by JAMHI and expense increases that have affected JAMHI operations.  The presentation is included in the packet.   

 

V.    Juneau Youth Services (JYS)

Walter Majoros, JYS Director, will present information on the services provided by JYS.  The presentation is included in the packet.

 

In addition, Mr. Majoros will present JYS’s request that beginning with FY10, the Assembly fund JYS independent of JAMHI.

VI.   Juneau School District Budget Presentation

JSD submitted their FY09 budget request to CBJ on March 28, 2008, which is included in your packet.

 

The JSD has requested the following funding levels:

Program

FY08 Funding

FY09 JSD Request

Manager’s FY09 Proposed Budget

 

Operations-Funding to CAP

$22,514,000

24,132,000

24,132,000

 

Community Schools

135,000

135,000

135,000

 

Student Activities – 1% Sales Tax

200,000

200,000

200,000

 

Student Activities

0

365,000

0

*

Transport Homeless Students

35,000

35,000

0

*

Activity Buses

66,000

70,000

0

*

Food Service

       25,000

                0

                 0

 

 

$22,975,000

24,937,000

24,467,000

 

*These items have been added to the pending list.

 

The School District has provided additional information, which includes a summary of their funding request, sources of new revenue to the JSD, information on pupil transportation and the Task Force Exploring Activities Money (TEAM) recommendation (none of the attachments referred to in the recommendation were received from the JSD) on student activity funding.

 

State law requires the City to furnish the school board with a statement of the amount to be made available from local sources within 30 days of receipt of the School District budget.  This action is scheduled for April 24, 2008. By Charter, the City must appropriate the amount to be made available from local sources by May 31.  The AFC has the option of adopting the School District budget as introduce at the April 7, 2008 regular Assembly Meeting.  Any additional funding approved by the AFC after this date would be added to the School District’s budget at the time the CBJ operating budget is adopted.  If the School District’s budget is not adopted on April 24th, a Special Assembly Meeting will need to be held and is tentatively scheduled for May 21st, immediately following the May 21st AFC meeting.

 

If the Assembly wishes to adopt the School District’s FY09 budget at the April 24, 2008 Special Assembly Meeting we will have the ordinance ready.

VII.   Legislative Session Update

VIII.  Revised AFC Meeting Schedule

IX.     Adjournment