City and Borough of Juneau
Finance Committee Meeting
April 30, 2003,
Immediately following the Special Assembly Meeting
at 5 p.m., Chambers


I. Call to Order

II. Roll Call

II. Approval of Minutes

III. Alaska Committee
Win Gruening of the Alaska Committee will discuss the current funding priorities and future funding needs.

IV. Assembly Grants
A. Juneau Festival Committee: The grant request is for $25,000. This money is used for fireworks, building materials, supplies, and food for the volunteers. The Juneau Festival Committee is requesting the full grant amount in the first quarter because their firework’s bill is due in July. They have provided a budget listing of supplies; their invoices are given to the City and paid directly by the City.

The FY03 grant award was $25,000. There is $25,000 budgeted for this grant.

B. Douglas Fourth of July Committee: The grant request is for $2,500. This money is used for printing, rentals from Alpine portable toilets, permits, and children’s races. The money is being requested in the first quarter for the 4th of July expenses. Rich Poor, President, will be available for a presentation and to answer questions.

The FY03 grant award was $2,500. There is $2,000 budgeted for this grant.

C. Juneau Arts and Humanities Council: The grant request of $65,000 is designated for the following projects:

The JAHC has provided financial information with their application.

Sybil Davis, Executive Director, will give a presentation regarding their funding request.

The FY03 grant award was $65,000. There is $65,000 budgeted for this grant.

D. Perseverance and Alaska Conservatory Theatre: The grant request is for $91,000, $24,000 for Perseverance Theater, $17,000 for the Alaska Conservatory Theater and $50,000 for an endowment fund.

The $24,000 provides direct support for core artistic operations and helps fund the 5 - 8 shows performed annually for local audiences. More importantly it helps Perseverance Theater leverage much larger sums from corporate, Federal and Foundation funding, and to encourage local community giving as they strive to continue to diversify their funding base. The amount leveraged in FY03 has been $192,000.

The $17,000 helps fund extensive theatre training and education work for Juneau youth and adults.

The $50,000 would assist Perseverance in meeting a $500,000 endowment challenge grant awarded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. They anticipate making a request to the City for $50,000 in both FY05 and FY06 as part of the endowment. Perseverance has 3 years to meet the match required by the challenge grant. Perseverance was one of only 7 theatres across America to receive this grant.

Perseverance Theatre has provided audited financial statements with their application.

Jeffrey Herrmann, Producing Director, will give a presentation to explain their funding request.

The FY03 grant award was $45,500. There is $41,000 budgeted for this grant. No funding has been included in the budget for the $50,000 endowment fund funding request.

E. Social Services Advisory Board (SSAB): Enclosed in your packet is the list of programs being recommended for funding by the SSAB. They have allocated the total budget of $567,500 to various agencies. They have also included recommendations if additional funds are made available for the Social Service Block Grant Program.

Dr. Steve Sundby, SSAB Chair, will be available to provide additional information and answer questions.

The FY03 grant award was $705,500 due to the availability of additional liquor tax revenues. There is $567,500 budgeted for these grants.

F. Juneau Economic Development Council (JEDC): The grant request is for $180,000. Included in your packet is the JEDC's Annual Report. The report includes highlights of their accomplishments in 2002. Mr. Lance Miller, Executive Director, will give a presentation supporting their request for $180,000.

The FY03 grant award was $220,000. There is $75,000 budgeted for this grant.

V. Juneau Convention and Visitors Bureau (JCVB): The JCVB receives funding from 3 sources through the CBJ. Included in this year’s budget is $537,000 from Hotel Tax, $123,800 from Centennial Hall for marketing of the hall, and $97,000 from the Marine Passenger Fee for a total of $757,800. Lorene Palmer will give a presentation on JCVB's marketing program.

VI. Information Item
FY04 AFC Meeting Schedule, updated