The Anchorage Daily News asked candidates for the April 2 election to the Anchorage Assembly to answer a series of questions on issues facing those bodies. We’re publishing select responses daily. The answers were fact-checked when facts were cited and edited for spelling, grammar and clarity. For more questions and to see all the candidates’ answers, click here. For School Board candidate surveys, click here.
Q: If you were asked to cut the city budget by 10 percent in the coming fiscal year, in which three areas would you recommend cuts?
DISTRICT 2, SEAT A: CHUGIAK-EAGLE RIVER
Travel, muni vehicles, services consolidation.
This wouldn’t be realistic or fiscally responsible.
DISTRICT 4, SEAT F: MIDTOWN
Labor, police, fire.
Ask all depts. to look for efficiencies.
I would get department heads’ thoughts first.
DISTRICT 3, SEAT D: WEST ANCHORAGE
I would need to see the department audits.
Defend innocent end fluoridation audit FAAs MSDS.
None until more research.
DISTRICT 5, SEAT H: EAST ANCHORAGE
I prefer across-the-board, excepting police.
DISTRICT 6, SEAT J: SOUTH ANCHORAGE, GIRDWOOD, TURNAGAIN ARM
I wouldn’t. No responsible person could cut 10%.