The Anchorage Assembly last week approved more money for the city's beleaguered update to its business software. The budget now surpasses $81 million — more than 10 times as much as the administration of former Mayor Dan Sullivan initially estimated.
Mayor Ethan Berkowitz briefly halted the project after taking office. After a review, his administration decided to try to salvage it.
The city's SAP saga dates back to 2011. It's been marked by cost overruns, poor leadership and project management, staffing shortages and missed deadlines.
Here's some of the history, told through Alaska Dispatch News archives.
The SAP project launches with a $10.6 million budget and a 2012 "go-live" date.
In April, signs of trouble: Software to automate city government behind schedule; costs are rising
In the next year, Anchorage Assembly members started to raise alarm bells.
Later that month: Anchorage Assembly approves an external audit of the SAP project
July: Mayor Ethan Berkowitz takes office, replacing Sullivan.