Author: Don Obrien

CBJ Finance Director makes pitch to voters for extension of temporary sales tax

Friday, September 24th, 2021 11:51am

CBJ Finance Director Jeff Rogers

Juneau, Alaska (KINY) – The only proposition on this year’s local election ballot is extension of the three percent temporary sales tax.

City and Borough of Juneau Finance Director Jeff Rogers said the temporary levy brings in about $30 Million in any given year.

 He made a pitch for voter approval  while a guest on Action Line. About half of CBJ’s general government is funded with property tax with the other half coming from sales tax.  “If that three percent wasn’t to be renewed, you would just expect a three-fifth’s increase probably in your property tax.  You wouldn’t have a lot of choices.  You’d either have to dramatically reduce services or use property taxes instead of sales tax.”

Rogers they hope people will endorse the three percent sales tax.  “It’s been a key part of the way that Juneau has paid for its services for a long time.”


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