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Assembly candidate Q&A: What grade from A to F would you give the performance of Mayor Sullivan? Why?

Q: What grade from A to F would you give the performance of Mayor Sullivan? Why?

District 2: Seat A

Chugiak/Eagle River

Amy Demboski: A-. The Mayor has successfully brought the utilities back under the tax cap, he has introduced a measure to fundamentally deal with issues in the employment code to bring balance for long term sustainability, but we have not seen property taxes go down.

Peter Mulcahy: B-. The challenge for the Mayor is directly communicating with the seated Assembly members so that structure and intent of legislation is directed to positive problem solving.

Bob Lupo: A-, because he does his job in a professional manner, although I don't always agree with every suggestion or decision he makes.

District 3: Seat D

West Anchorage

Ernie Hall: B+. I do believe that in the last few years he has made the community financially and structurally sound.

Nick Moe: D. This is a mayor who could not ever be bothered to show up for the swearing in of his second term. He has hired his cronies through sole source contracts (Dan Coffey), subverted the public process with the re-write the of Title 21, and he did a last minute behind closed doors rewrite of employees relations without consulting his managers or city employees.

District 3: Seat E

West Anchorage

Cheryl Frasca: B-. Without major changes in the level of services to citizens, he has made spending reductions that were able to cover significant personnel cost increases. I would like to see more attention to examining effectiveness of how well services are being delivered with changes as appropriate (i.e. permitting).

Phil Isley: I think a B- because he trimming the budget and headed in the right direction. I feel he is working under the Good Ole Boy system and not leading forward by example.

Tim Steele: C+. I was initially optimistic about Dan's tangible commitment to budget discipline. But by consistently avoiding opportunities to communicate and negotiate, Dan has set Anchorage working relations Anchorage back for years to come. The Sullivan administration has shifted Municipal financial responsibilities to the School District, then aggressively attacked the School District budget for growing to0 large. Regardless of how we feel about the ASD, this approach is disingenuous and has eroded trust.

District 4: Seat F

Midtown Anchorage

Andy Clary: B. He has provided strong leadership during difficult times.

Dick Traini: D. The Administration lacks the ability to bring the public in to the decision making process.

District 5: Seat H

East Anchorage

Paul Honeman: D-. I have lived in anchorage since 1976. I have never experienced a Mayor that seems less concerned about "good government" with the exception of perhaps Mayor Fink. See answer 12

District 6: Seat J

South Anchorage

Jennifer Johnston: B. He has done a good job of developing a sustainable budget