Task force on public hearings to hold final meeting tonight

Nathaniel Herz

The Anchorage Assembly task force that's been taking testimony on the city's public hearing policies is holding its last meeting Tuesday night at which citizens can weigh in on the task force's own recommendations.

The task force, led by former Assembly member Jane Angvik and composed of 10 other residents, was convened after a controversy stemming from the Assembly's decision to shut off public testimony on a labor relations law last March.

The task force in late September released a set of draft recommendations to improve the hearing process.

The recommendations include improving the public notice and information that the Assembly provides about hearings, and about new ordinances it will consider.

They also include technical upgrades that would make hearings easier for the public to understand, like a "reader board" in the Assembly meeting room that would track the agenda.

The meeting is at 6 p.m. at the Loussac Library.


Reach Nathaniel Herz at nherz@adn.com or 257-4311.