How much does Juneau need to spend on budget?

Letter to the editor

Posted: Sunday, October 26, 2003

Fairbanks has a budget of about $97 million for their 83,000 people (under $1,200 per person per year).

Anchorage's budget is about $350 million for their 260,000 residents (under $1,400 per person per year).

Juneau's budget is $189 million, or $6,150 per person per year.

Yet every election new taxes are proposed - and then voted in. Am I missing something?

Shouldn't the CBJ be able to "get by" on five times the budget of Fairbanks? Shouldn't a budget four times the size of Anchorage be enough?

Shouldn't the people of Juneau realize this and stop voting new taxes upon themselves?

Tony Woodrow


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