Cruise ship visitors gather for their tours on the Seawalk on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. A bright spot for Juneau’s economy is the record number of tourists to Juneau this season.

Cruise ship visitors gather for their tours on the Seawalk on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. A bright spot for Juneau’s economy is the record number of tourists to Juneau this season.

City accepting proposals for Marine Passenger Fee proceeds

City projects proceeds to be $5.8 million

The City and Borough of Juneau is accepting project proposals for how to spend the Maritime Passenger Fee.

Business and residents are encouraged to submit ideas now through Jan. 2, 2019. Based on projected passenger numbers, the amount of revenue from the CBJ Marine Passenger Fee is anticipated to be around $5.8 million, according to a CBJ press release.

The city manager will develop a draft recommendation list of projects to be funded with the proceeds from the fee by Jan. 15, 2019. The public will then have 30 days to comment on the list. All fee project proposals and comments will be forwarded along to the Assembly Finance Committee for review, and then to the Assembly for consideration during the upcoming budget cycle.

Proposals must be submitted to susan.phillips@juneau.org or the City Manager’s Office, attention Susan Phillips, 155 S. Seward St., Juneau AK, 99801 by Jan. 2.

For more information about the Marine Passenger Fee program, visit the City Manager’s website, under Special Projects or call the City Manager’s office at 586-5240.


  • Contact reporter Mollie Barnes at mbarnes@juneauempire.com or 523-2228.


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