Mayor Beth Weldon proposed the increase and suggested that the added revenue go toward school bond debt reimbursement or other school facility projects.
The Juneau Assembly is deciding this week which projects would be eligible for sales tax funding. Voters will likely be asked in October whether to extend 1 percent of the local sales tax for another five years.
The assembly last week requested a list of capital projects that could be delayed or downsized to free up money for operations.
Assembly members begin working on the budget on March 19
The Juneau Assembly will take public comments tonight on the proposed city and school district budgets for next fiscal year.