City and Borough of Juneau
Assembly Finance Committee Meeting
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 – 5:30 pm
Assembly Chambers

I. Call to Order

II. Roll Call

III. Approval of Minutes
April 18, 2012

IV. Legislative Update
Craig Duncan will provide information on the impacts of SB160 and SB182, approved by the State Legislature on April 15, 2012.

V. School District Budget Update
The School District is requesting consideration of the reinstatement of school resource officers (in whole or in part), reinstatement of lifeguards at Learn-to-Swims and some additional funding for a high school auditorium manager. A memo from Glenn Gelbrich is included in the packet.

VI. Youth Activities Board (YAB)
The Youth Activity Board 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 $487,345 in requests and is recommending some funding for all 25 programs. In FY12, the YAB reviewed 27 proposals totaling $541,691 and funded 26 programs to some degree.

Included in your packet is a memo from Joyce Vick, YAB Vice-Chair, and the list of funding recommendations. Ms. Vick will present the YAB’s recommendations.

VII. Social Services Advisory Board (SSAB)
A. Block Grants - The SSAB evaluates grant applications on a biennial cycle that matches CBJ’s budget cycle. The list of SSAB recommendations for funding levels for the FY13 and FY14 block grant awards to agencies is included in the packet.

The FY13 and FY14 proposed funding level for SSAB Block Grant program is unchanged from FY12 at $759,600 to fund the block grant awards, and $5,000 used to provide cultural competency training to local agencies.

The amount of block grant requests received is $884,200 and $870,200 was approved for funding. However, the $870,200 is $110,600 greater than the amount in the FY13 and FY14 Proposed Budgets.

B. Utility Grants - The FY13 and FY14 proposed funding level for the Utility Grants, is also unchanged from FY12 at $50,000.

The amount of utility grants requests is $39,500 in FY13 and $35,200 in FY14, both less than the $50,000 in the proposed budgets. Three utility grant requests were received this cycle. In the previous budget cycle 5 utility grants were awarded for the full $50,000.

Joanne Schmidt, SSAB Chair, will present the SSAB’s recommendations and information on their request for additional funding.

Supplemental information received May 1, 2012.

VIII. Juneau Alliance for Mental Health Inc (JAMHI)
JAMHI is the state-designated Community Mental Health Center for the CBJ, having taken over this responsibility with the closure of CBJ’s Health and Social Services Department. The FY13 and FY14 proposed funding level for JAMHI, is the same as the FY12 Adopted amount of $410,400.

Ms. Pam Watts, JAMHI Director, will present information on the services provided by JAMHI. The presentation is included in the packet.

IX. Juneau Youth Services (JYS)
JYS is a comprehensive behavioral health provider for children and youth, and their families The JYS is requesting the same level of funding as in FY12, $39,600, which is the amount in the FY13 and FY14 Proposed Budgets.

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

X. Capital Transit Fare Increase
Capital Transit is proposing a fare increase, which has not occurred since 2004. A memo from Kirk Duncan, PW Director, describing the impact of the fare increase and a draft of Resolution 2614 are included in your packet

XI. Information Items
A. Pending Items List
B. FY13 Assembly Finance Committee Meeting Schedule – updated 04/30/12

XII. Adjournment