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The candidates were asked about their stances on homelessness, Eklutna dam mitigation, curbing outmigration and other issues.
The memo said the Bronson administration did not verify parts of Joe Gerace’s resume, but also that the hiring process for top city executives “has been broken for years.”
The pizza giant is giving the Municipality of Anchorage a $25,000 grant for snowplowing.
Here’s where to register to vote, what’s on the ballot, information on upcoming candidate forums and other key dates in the municipal election.
In a resolution earlier this month, the Anchorage Assembly opposed the utilities’ proposal for how to restore water flow to the river, and asked for the delay to better assess options and their potential impacts.
Accessory dwelling units are often seen as a small but meaningful aspect of potential solutions to Anchorage’s housing shortage, and city land use plans call for an additional 1,000 new ones constructed by 2040 in the Anchorage Bowl.
An Alaska Superior Court judge issued a split decision in an appeal from the Anchorage Assembly, which called on the court to make public two documents in an internal city investigation.
The tool has limitations — for example, it provides information about city contracts but not the contracts themselves. The Assembly chair called it “just the beginning.”
The Anchorage Assembly approved the resolution on Friday, citing concerns over drinking water and public funds.
Mark Littlefield, who is all but certain to win the Anchorage Assembly seat, would serve a one-year term, finishing out the remainder of member Kevin Cross’ three-year term.
The yearly tally is required by the federal government to help determine how much funding for homelessness communities receive.
Nine candidates are running against incumbent Mayor Dave Bronson, three School Board members face challengers and an Eagle River/Chugiak Assembly candidate is running unopposed.
In an 9-3 vote on Wednesday, the Anchorage Assembly approved the transfer of 60 acres of municipal land from the city’s Heritage Land Bank and into the hands of a local private development company.
Bronson claimed that the Assembly expanded its subpoena power with the measure, calling it “extreme overreach by the legislative body,” while Assembly members said they had made minor, clarifying changes to already-existing city code.
Concerns and resistance to the project largely haven’t changed — if anything, they’ve deepened, community leaders in Girdwood say.