Anchorage mayor’s transition team to hold open house on city priorities

Anchorage community members will have a chance to hear about what Mayor Suzanne LaFrance’s transition team is planning on city priorities, and provide feedback, at an open house Tuesday.

The open house is scheduled for 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Wilda Marston Theater in the Loussac Library, 3600 Denali St., the mayor’s office said in a statement. A presentation with brief remarks will take place from 5:30 to 6 p.m.

LaFrance’s 18-member transition team — which includes prominent nonprofit and business leaders as well as former elected officials — is focusing on three broad priorities that they described as “good government,” “safe streets and trails” and “building our future.” Subcategories including areas such as economic development, unsheltered homelessness and shelter planning, improving public safety, child care, energy and housing, among others, the mayor’s office said.

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The groups tackling those priorities have worked on refining their vision, assessing current challenges and conditions, and developing an action plan, the mayor’s office said.

Open house attendees will be able to “learn more about the process and have the opportunity to provide feedback on the findings,” according to the statement.

LaFrance was sworn into office July 1 and has made several top appointments within her administration, including Becky Windt Pearson as municipal manager, Sean Case as chief of the Anchorage Police Department, Bill Falsey as chief administrative officer and Katie Scovic as chief of staff.