City and Borough of Juneau

Assembly Finance Committee Meeting

Wednesday May 2, 2007

5:00 p.m.

Assembly Chambers



I.    Call to Order

II.   Roll Call

 III. Approval of Minutes


IV. Youth Activities Board (YAB)

The FY08 amount available for youth activities grants awarded by the YAB is $250,000.  The YAB allocates these funds to various nonprofit groups that serve youth.


The YAB is required, by ordinance, to place five percent ($12,500) of the amount allocated into a contingency account to fund unanticipated events.  Removing the contingency leaves $237,500 available at the beginning of the year for youth program grant awards.


Historically, the Assembly has agreed to allow the Youth Activities Board to carry forward any remaining fund balances at the end of the fiscal year.  The FY07 contingency account balance is currently at $4,979.  Qualified applicants are still eligible to apply for contingency grants until June 9th.  As such, the amount available for carryover will be determined after the June 9th contingency application period expires. If the Assembly approves the roll-over request, the Board will add the remaining FY07 balance into grant funds available for FY08.


Included in your packet is a letter from John White, YAB Chair, outlining the FY08 grant process and the recommended grant awards.  Also included is a list of the organizations and award amounts.


Jennifer Mannix, YAB member, will present the YAB grant recommendations.


V.  Alaska Committee

The Alaska Committee is funded from the Better Capital City account, which in turn is funded from the 1% undesignated sales tax.


Mr. Win Gruening, Alaska Committee Chair, will present the Alaska Committee’s request.  Included in the packet is The Alaska Committee’s budget and information on Gavel to Gavel.


VI. Social Services Advisory Board (SSAB)

The SSAB evaluates grant applications on a biennial cycle that matches CBJ’s budget cycle.  The FY07/08 grant award recommendations to agencies are unchanged from last year.  A list of the agencies and funding levels is included in the packet.


There is $604,800 in the FY08 Revised Budget for SSAB Block Grant funding.  This is an increase of $4,800 from the FY07 Adopted/FY08 Approved Budgets due to increased liquor tax revenues.  The SSAB requests that $600,000 be awarded to agencies as provided in the list and $4,800 be used to provide cultural competency training to local agencies.  Included in the packet is a letter from Mr. Lawrence Lee Oldaker, SSAB Chair.


Dr. Oldaker, will present the board’s request.


VII. Juneau Economic Development Council (JEDC)

There is $200,000 in the FY08 Revised Budget for support to JEDC.  This is the same funding level as in the FY07 Adopted/FY08 Approved Budgets.


Mr. Lance Miller, JEDC Executive Director, will present highlights of 2006/2007, which is also included in your packet.


VIII.Marine Passenger Fee (MPF)

The projected MPF revenues for FY08 are $4,928,600. Mr. Swope met with the Passenger Fee Proceeds Committee on March 22, 2007 to review his recommendations for passenger fee use.  Included in the packet is the revised list resulting from this meeting and the schedule of MPF revenues and uses.


IX.   Information Items

Assembly Finance Committee Budget Meeting Schedule and Assembly action dates, updated.


X.    Adjournment