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NOTICE OF REGULAR MUNICIPAL ELECTION - OCTOBER 4, 2005
Notice is hereby given that the Regular Municipal Election will be held in the City & Borough of Juneau, Alaska on Tuesday, October 4, 2005. Polling places are shown below. Registered voters of the State of Alaska who reside within the City and Borough of Juneau are eligible to vote in this election. Voters should be prepared to display identification at the polling place when voting.
The purpose of the election is:
1. To elect from candidates residing in the entire City and Borough of Juneau, one Areawide Assemblymember for a term of three years;
2. To elect from candidates residing in Election District No. 1, one Assemblymember for a term of three years;
3. To elect from candidates residing in Election District No. 2, one Assemblymember for a term of three years;
4. To elect from candidates residing in the entire City and Borough of Juneau, two members of the Board of Education (School Board) for terms of three years each; and
5. To vote on the following areawide propositions:
PROPOSITION NO. 1
TEMPORARY 1% SALES TAX LEVY
Authorization to levy a temporary 1% sales tax effective January 1, 2006, for a period to be determined by the voters’ choices as set forth below, in addition to the current 4% areawide sales tax, intended to be used for certain capital improvement projects.
Juneau currently has a permanent 1% sales tax, a temporary 1% sales tax, and a temporary 3% sales tax. The temporary 1% sales tax is automatically repealed on December 31, 2005. The total of all Juneau sales taxes is currently 5%. If all three choices presented below are approved by the voters, this proposition would extend the current temporary 1% sales tax for 9 years, beginning on January 1, 2006, and ending on December 31, 2014. If only one or two of the choices are approved, the sales tax would be of shorter duration. This tax extension would take effect immediately on the expiration of the current 1% temporary tax, and if any or all of these choices is approved, the total of all Juneau sales taxes would remain at 5%.
The intent of the Assembly is to use this tax, in combination with other funding sources, to pay for the projects listed below, depending on the choice or combination of choices the voters make. The tax will be extended by the cumulative number of months approved by a majority of those voting on each of the questions below. The Assembly will determine the order of expenditure of sales revenue for approved projects depending on the design and construction schedules of the projects.
Shall the CBJ levy and collect a temporary 1% areawide sales tax on retail sales, services, and rentals within the City and Borough, effective January 1, 2006, for a period to be determined by the voters' choices set forth below, in addition to the current 4% tax?
It is the intent of the Assembly that this temporary 1% sales tax be used, in combination with other funding sources, for the capital improvement projects listed in this proposition in accordance with the voters’ approval of one or more of the tax extensions set forth below.
You may vote yes or no on each question (not listed in any particular order).
PROPOSITION NO. 2
CHARTER AMENDMENT REGARDING COMPETITIVE BIDDING PROCEDURES
Shall Section 9.14 of the Charter of the City and Borough of Juneau, Alaska, be amended by adding a new subsection, as set forth in Ordinance 2005-19(b)?
BE IT ENACTED by the City and Borough of Juneau, Alaska, a new subsection 9.14(b)(6) reading as follows is adopted as a part of the Charter of the City and Borough of Juneau, Alaska:
“Public improvements which, upon a written finding by the Manager that it would be in the best interests of the City and Borough based on cost, timing, and other relevant criteria, may be procured by supplemental agreements amending existing capital improvement contracts. The maximum dollar amount, the criteria utilized, and the methodology shall be set by ordinance.”
FOR THE AMENDMENT [ ]
AGAINST THE AMENDMENT [ ]
PROPOSITION NO. 3
CHARTER AMENDMENT REGARDING SPECIAL ELECTIONS
Shall Section 7.10(b) of the Charter of the City and Borough of Juneau, Alaska, be amended, as set forth in Ordinance 2005 18am?
BE IT ENACTED by the City and Borough of Juneau, Alaska, subsection 7.10(b) reading as follows is adopted as a part of the Charter of the City and Borough of Juneau, Alaska:
”7.10(b) The election on a proposed initiative or referred measure shall be held at the next regular election, or, if already scheduled, a special election occurring not sooner than 90 days from the last day on which the assembly action may be completed on the proposed initiative or referred measure. If no regular election is scheduled to occur within 75 days after the certification of a petition and the Assembly determines it is in the best interest of the municipality, the Assembly may, by ordinance, order a special election to be held on the matter before the next scheduled election. The notice of election shall contain at least a summary of the proposed initiative or referred measure.”
FOR THE AMENDMENT [ ]
AGAINST THE AMENDMENT [ ]
PROPOSITION NO. 4
GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS
The proposition will authorize the issuance of $5,995,000 in general obligation bond debt for paying a portion of the cost of repairing and renovating Glacier Valley Elementary School. The project qualifies for 70% State reimbursement under the State’s School Construction Bond Debt Reimbursement Program. The funding for the State’s reimbursement program is subject to annual appropriation. If the State fully funds the reimbursement program, the total annual debt service costs after State reimbursement, assuming an interest rate of 4.3%, will be $223,500. This amount of debt service would require an annual tax levy of $7.00 per $100,000 of assessed value for the term of the bond. This example of a property tax levy is provided for illustrative purposes only.
For the purpose of repairing and renovating Glacier Valley Elementary School, shall the City and Borough of Juneau, Alaska, issue and sell its general obligation bonds, maturing within 10 years of their date of issue, in the aggregate principal amount of not to exceed $5,995,000?
BONDS, YES [ ]
BONDS, NO [ ]
To be eligible to vote in City and Borough of Juneau elections, you must be:
1. Qualified to vote in state elections;
2. A resident of the municipality for at least 30 days immediately preceding the election;
3. Registered to vote in state elections at a residence address within the municipality at least 30 days before the municipal election at which the person seeks to vote; and
4. Not disqualified under Article V of the State of Alaska Constitution.
A qualified voter may vote an absentee ballot for any reason. An absentee ballot may be cast in person, or requested from the election official in writing, by application with the voter's signature. Absentee Ballots are available beginning September 19, 2005.
Absentee ballot application forms and information available at:
Municipal Clerk/Election Official Office, City Hall Room 202
155 S. Seward Street, Juneau, AK. 99801
The polls are open 7:00 a.m. through 8:00 p.m.
If you don't know where your polling place is, you can call the
STATE OF ALASKA POLLING PLACE LOCATOR number 1-888-383-8683,
enter your Social Security Number or your voter number when prompted,
and you will be told where your polling place is located.
ADA Accommodations Available Upon Request.
For additional information regarding the October 4, 2005 Municipal Election, please contact:
CBJ Clerk's Office, 155 South Seward Street, Room 201, Juneau, AK 99801.