City and Borough of Juneau
Assembly Finance Committee Meeting
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 5:30 p.m.
Assembly Chambers

I. Call to Order

II. Roll Call

III. Approval of Minutes

April 14, 2010

IV. Juneau Festival Committee

Mr. Ron Flint, Juneau Festival Committee member, will be present to answer any questions. The FY11 and FY12 Proposed Budgets fund the Juneau Festival Committee at $33,000 in both years. This funding level is unchanged from the FY10 adopted.

V. Douglas Fourth of July Committee

A member of the Douglas Fourth of July Committee will be present to answer any questions. The FY11 and FY12 Proposed Budgets fund the Douglas Fourth of July Committee at $3,500 in both years. This funding level is unchanged from the FY10 adopted.

VI. Youth Activities Board (YAB) Recommendation

The Youth Activity Board (YAB) is tasked with allocating $350,000 (less a 5% contingency) of sales tax funds among various non-profit community groups that serve youth.

This year, the YAB reviewed 25 proposals totaling $425,985 in requests and is recommending some funding for 25 programs. In FY10, the YAB reviewed 28 proposals totaling $480,574 and funded all 28 programs to some degree.

Included in your packet is a memo from John White, YAB Chair, and the list of funding recommendations.

Historically, the AFC has allowed the YAB to use any unexpended FY10 contingency available at June 15th to fund FY11 requests. The YAB requests continued approval of this practice for FY11.

VIII. Juneau Arts and Humanities Council (JAHC) Presentation

Ms. Nancy DeCherney, JAHC Executive Director, will present information on the activities of the JAHC, the regranting process, the activities and needs of the Juneau Arts and Culture Center (JACC, the building). The FY11 and FY12 proposed funding level is unchanged from the FY10 adopted at $175,800.

Included in your packet is information on FY10 JAHC activities, FY11 grant requests, FY08 – FY10 grant awards, July 2009 through March 2010 Profit and Loss and Balance Sheet statements, July 2008 through June 2009 Profit and Loss and Balance Sheet Statements, and the Alaska’s Creative Vitality 2009 report (separate document).

IX. Alaska Committee

Ms. Rosemary Hagevig, Alaska Committee member, will present the Alaska Committee’s request for $413,500, which is included in your packet. The Alaska Committee would be funded from the $500,000 in the FY11 and FY12 Proposed Budgets, which is allocated for Better Capital City.

X. Juneau Small Business Development Council (JSBDC)

Mr. Jason Dinneen, State Director, will present the JSBDC funding request. The FY11 and FY12 Proposed Budgets are $30,000 for each year. This funding level is unchanged from the FY10 adopted.

Included in your packet is a letter from Mr. Dinneen.

XI. Juneau Convention and Visitors Bureau (JCVB)

Ms. Lorene Palmer, JCVB President and CEO, will present information on JCVB’s current and future operations. The JCVB FY11 funding is $575,400 from hotel tax to promote Juneau as a travel destination. This is $93,100 reduction due to decreased hotel tax revenues. An additional $105,200 is used to promote conventions and other business use of Centennial Hall. The $105,200 is a one-time 15% ($18,600) reduction in the Centennial Hall marketing contract.

Included in your packet is a memo from Ms. Palmer, JCVB’s FY11 Proposed budget, an FY10 projection, and other information on JCVB activities.

XII. Juneau Economic Development Council (JEDC)
Mr. Brian Holst, JEDC Executive Director, will present their FY11 request for $407,500. The amount currently in the FY11 and FY12 Proposed Budgets is $250,000 in each year, the same amount of funding as in FY10.

JEDC’s request is comprised of the following amounts:

CBJ core support
250,000
3% increase in core support
7,500
Enhance Research and Analysis Unit
30,000
Provide Matching funds for Wood Service Federal funding
35,000
Operational Support to Revolving Loan
40,000
Coordinate West Douglas Development Effort
25,000
Coordinate Juneau’s First Annual Maritime Festival
20,000
Total
$  407,500

Included in your packet is a memo from Mr. Holst which provides information on this funding request, information on how JEDC’s activities support CBJ’s goals and a presentation on JEDC’s mission, goals, FY10 highlights and programs.

XIII. Information Item

AFC Meeting Schedule

XIV. Adjournment