In a separate action, Assembly members on Tuesday approved a $277,500 wrongful termination settlement for Heather MacAlpine, former director of the Office of Equal Opportunity.
A majority of members said a group of 10 voters failed to allege any of the grounds required under city code.
There has not been such an objection to election results in at least 10 years, according to the city clerk.
It’s not clear how the former chief of staff to the mayor, Sami Graham, and the two other election observers knew of the internal policy. The city ombudsman is investigating the incident.
The short summer construction season is already underway, and there are currently few realistic options where shelter could be stood up in time.
Vice Chair Meg Zaletel said her leave from the Assembly will run from May 24 to July 11.
Mayor Bronson’s office on Wednesday announced the resignation of Grant Yutrzenka, who is stepping down as CFO after less than a year on the job.
The lawsuit, filed in state Superior Court, includes claims of bullying and discrimination under former library deputy director Judy Eledge and makes allegations of race and sex discrimination at the Anchorage Fire Department.
The Assembly will consider the settlement payments during its May 23 meeting. Heather MacAlpine, former director of the city Office of Equal Opportunity, and Amy Demboski, former municipal manager, have both accused the administration of wrongful or retaliatory termination.
Mayor Bronson is requesting approval to pay settlements in separate legal claims made by former Municipal Manager Amy Demboski and the former director of the Office of Equal Opportunity.
The closure of the arena to all but 90 of the most vulnerable and disabled clients represents the first time in recent memory that the city has turned homeless residents to the street with no sanctioned shelter or legal camping to receive them.
On Monday, Anchorage is closing its 360-person winter homeless shelter to all but 90 of the most vulnerable homeless clients.
Anchorage’s Office of Management and Budget director confirmed to the Assembly the money would only go toward one or more of three possible settlements, involving former Office of Equal Opportunity director Heather MacAlpine, former municipal manager Amy Demboski and Roger Hickel Contracting.
Anchorage Assembly members said it is the final extension of the building’s three-year run as a shelter.
After certification of the April 4 election results, five new members and two who won reelection were sworn into office Tuesday.