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Juneau: Docks and Harbors approves $3.09M in additional marine passenger fee projects

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Posted: December 30, 2011 - 12:07am


Juneau’s Docks and Harbors Board passed $3.09 million in fiscal year 2013 spending from state and city marine passenger fees Thursday evening.

Juneau receives $13 for every passenger that visits the city.

Five dollars per passenger comes from Alaska’s cruise ship head tax, passed by a citizens’ initiative in 2008 and revised in 2010. The money can be used for infrastructure improvements. Juneau also has its own head tax of $8 per passenger, passed in 1999. Combined, these taxes brought in more....