Sami Graham, a former chief of staff to Mayor Dave Bronson, and election observer Daniel Smith appeared at a Friday meeting to answer questions from Anchorage Assembly members.
In the subpoenas, Assembly leaders called for Marc Dahl, Sami Graham and the other election observers to turn over any communications, such as text or emails, to or from Mayor Dave Bronson and several of his current and former top executives.
The Assembly directed the citizen naming panel for the port to hold another public hearing and to vote again on a recommendation for the Assembly to vote on in December.
A citizen naming panel in June recommended changing the port’s name from the Port of Alaska to the Don Young Port of Anchorage.
Also, the Anchorage Assembly on Tuesday will vote on a resolution that, if approved, would call on the FTC to block the proposed merger.
City officials also laid out plans to begin clearing the large encampment at Third and Ingra on Oct. 26
Marc Dahl has been at the center of allegations that he and an ally of Mayor Dave Bronson attempted to undermine municipal election results in April.
Alden Thern has worked for the city since 2015, when former Mayor Ethan Berkowitz hired him as deputy CFO.
The Anchorage Central Labor Council has never endorsed a candidate so far ahead of the election, and said defeating incumbent Mayor Bronson is its priority.
The Assembly also directed $1.3 million to a nonprofit organization for the purchase of vacant and abandoned properties to renovate into housing.
The city ombudsman last month called for Mayor Dave Bronson to fire Marc Dahl, director of the Office of Information Technology.
The Alaska Railroad board of directors is set to make a decision on a property owner’s bid to lease a chunk of land near the Fish Creek Estuary.
The money will fund a police detail for encampments, bolster the city’s cleanup response, and improve its health safety efforts for homeless residents, including city-provided potable water, toilets and hand-washing stations.
Homeless residents, nearby business owners and service providers say that gun violence, assaults, extortion, theft and drug dealing have proliferated, largely unfettered, in the Third Avenue encampment and surrounding streets.
Anchorage’s local public health authority saw a 36.6% staff vacancy rate in July, with 53 unfilled positions.