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Regular Municipal Election Ballot Information​

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Propositions:

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PROPOSITION NO. 1

AREAWIDE FACILITIES CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT BONDS

For the purpose of providing areawide facilities capital improvements within the Municipality of Anchorage, said improvements involving building safety rehabilitation and upgrades, facility renovations, code improvement projects, pool filtration system, public restrooms, solar panel energy saving improvements and related capital improvements, as provided in AO 2021-6(S), shall Anchorage borrow money and issue up to $6,905,000 in principal amount of general obligation bonds and increase the municipal tax cap by an annual amount not to exceed $40,000 to pay for associated annual operations and maintenance costs?

Voter approval of this bond proposition authorizes for each $100,000 of assessed taxable property value (based on the estimated 2021 areawide assessed valuation in Anchorage):  (i) an annual increase in taxes of approximately $1.47 to retire the proposed bonds, and (ii) an annual increase in the municipal tax cap (Charter 14.03(b)(2)) of approximately $0.12 to pay for annual operation and maintenance costs related to the proposed capital improvements.

The debt shall be paid from real and personal property taxes levied and collected areawide within Anchorage. The Municipality will also pledge its full faith and credit for payment of the bonds.

2021 Bond & Proposition Fact Sheets

PROPOSITION NO. 2


AREAWIDE FACILITIES CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT BONDS FOR ANCHORAGE AND CHUGIAK - EAGLE RIVER SENIOR CENTERS, AND LOUSSAC LIBRARY

For the purpose of providing areawide facilities capital improvements within the Municipality of Anchorage for the Anchorage and Chugiak - Eagle River Senior Centers and the Loussac Library, said improvements involving building safety rehabilitation and upgrades, facility renovations, code improvement projects, and related capital improvements, as provided in AO 2021-6(S), shall Anchorage borrow money and issue up to $1,150,000 in principal amount of general obligation bonds?

Voter approval of this bond proposition authorizes for each $100,000 of assessed taxable property value (based on the estimated 2021 areawide assessed valuation in Anchorage) an annual increase in taxes of approximately $0.25 to retire the proposed bonds.

The debt shall be paid from real and personal property taxes levied and collected areawide within Anchorage. The Municipality will also pledge its full faith and credit for payment of the bonds.

2021 Bond & Proposition Fact Sheets

PROPOSITION NO. 3

AREAWIDE PUBLIC SAFETY AND TRANSIT CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT BONDS

For the purpose of upgrading the infrastructure of the Anchorage Area-Wide Radio Network, acquiring new replacement ambulances and a heavy rescue vehicle, making improvements to transit facilities and centers, acquiring and replacing transit vehicles and support equipment and undertaking bus stop improvements and school zone safety improvements and related capital improvements, in Anchorage as provided in AO 2021-5, shall Anchorage borrow money and issue up to $5,300,000 in principal amount of general obligation bonds and increase the municipal tax cap by an annual amount not to exceed $2,000 to pay for associated annual operations and maintenance costs?

Voter approval of this bond proposition authorizes for each $100,000 of assessed taxable property value (based on the estimated 2021 areawide assessed valuation in Anchorage):  (i) an annual increase in taxes of approximately $1.13 to retire the proposed bonds, and (ii) an annual increase in the municipal tax cap (Charter 14.03(b)(2)) of approximately $0.01 to pay for annual operation and maintenance costs related to the proposed capital improvements.

The debt shall be paid from real and personal property taxes levied and collected areawide within Anchorage. The Municipality will also pledge its full faith and credit for payment of the bonds.

2021 Bond & Proposition Fact Sheets

PROPOSITION NO. 4

AREAWIDE ANCHORAGE POLICE DEPARTMENT INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS SPECIAL LEVY AND REDUCTION OF VOTER-APPROVED INDEBTEDNESS

For the purpose of acquiring for the Anchorage Police Department computer-aided dispatch (CAD) record-management (RMS), and digital-evidence management systems, in-car and body-worn cameras, and related technologies and services, as provided in AO 2020-116(S), shall Anchorage annually levy a special tax in the amount of not to exceed $1,840,000, dedicated solely to those purposes, and reduce voter authorization approved by ordinance 2015-141 as Proposition 3 in 2016 for general obligation debt in the amount of $940,000 to purchase CAD and RMS systems?

Voter approval of this proposition authorizes for each $100,000 of assessed taxable property value (based on the estimated 2021 areawide assessed valuation in Anchorage) an increase in the municipal tax cap (Charter 14.03(b)(3)) of not to exceed $5.32 to pay for annual leasing, operations and maintenance costs related to the acquisition of the equipment for APD described above. 

The tax shall be from real and personal property taxes levied and collected areawide within Anchorage.

PROPOSITION NO. 5

ANCHORAGE ROADS AND DRAINAGE SERVICE AREA ROAD AND STORM DRAINAGE BONDS

For the purpose of providing roads and storm drainage capital acquisition, construction, renovation, upgrades and related capital improvements in the Anchorage Roads and Drainage Service Area, as provided in AO 2021-8, shall Anchorage borrow money and issue up to $36,425,000 in principal amount of general obligation bonds and increase the municipal tax cap by an annual amount not to exceed $809,000 to pay for associated annual operations and maintenance costs?

Voter approval of this bond proposition authorizes for each $100,000 of assessed taxable property value (based on the estimated 2021 assessed valuation in the Anchorage Roads and Drainage Service Area):  (i) an annual increase in taxes of approximately $9.92 to retire the proposed bonds, and (ii) an annual increase in the municipal tax cap (Charter 14.03(b)(2)) of approximately $2.99 to pay for annual operation and maintenance costs related to the proposed capital improvements.

The debt shall be paid from real and personal property taxes levied and collected within the Anchorage Roads and Drainage Service Area, without cost to properties in Chugiak, Eagle River, Girdwood and other areas outside the Service Area. The Municipality will also pledge its full faith and credit for payment of the debt.

2021 Bond & Proposition Fact Sheets

PROPOSITION NO. 6

ANCHORAGE PARKS AND RECREATION SERVICE AREA CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT BONDS

For the purpose of renovating and rehabilitating trails and parks, making playground, athletic field, safety, ADA and park improvements at various parks and recreational facilities, and making related capital improvements in the Anchorage Parks and Recreation Service Area, as provided in AO 2021-3, shall Anchorage borrow money and issue up to $3,950,000 in principal amount of general obligation bonds and increase the municipal tax cap by an annual amount not to exceed $192,000 to pay for associated annual operations and maintenance costs?

Voter approval of this bond proposition authorizes for each $100,000 of assessed taxable property value (based on the estimated 2021 assessed valuation in the Anchorage Parks and Recreation Service Area):  (i) an annual increase in taxes of approximately $0.98 to retire the proposed bonds, and (ii) an annual increase in the municipal tax cap (Charter 14.03(b)(2)) of approximately $0.65 to pay for annual operation and maintenance costs related to the proposed capital improvements.

The debt shall be paid from real and personal property taxes levied and collected within the Anchorage Parks and Recreation Service Area, without cost to properties in Chugiak, Eagle River, Girdwood, and other areas outside the Service Area. The Municipality will also pledge its full faith and credit for payment of the bonds.

2021 Bond & Proposition Fact Sheets

PROPOSITION NO. 7

ANCHORAGE FIRE SERVICE AREA FIRE PROTECTION BONDS

For the purpose of acquiring a replacement fire ladder truck, making AFD facility improvements and related capital improvements in the Anchorage Fire Service Area, as provided in AO 2021-4, shall Anchorage borrow money and issue up to $1,950,000 in principal amount of general obligation bonds?

Voter approval of this bond proposition authorizes for each $100,000 of assessed taxable property value (based on the estimated 2021 assessed valuation in the Anchorage Fire Service Area) an annual increase in taxes of approximately $0.44 to retire the proposed bonds.

The debt shall be paid from real and personal property taxes levied and collected within the Anchorage Fire Service Area without cost to properties in Chugiak, Girdwood, and other areas outside the Service Area. The Municipality will also pledge its full faith and credit for payment of the bonds.

2021 Bond & Proposition Fact Sheets

PROPOSITION NO. 8

ANCHORAGE METROPOLITAN POLICE SERVICE AREA BONDS

For the purpose of acquiring new APD replacement fleet vehicles and related capital improvements in the Anchorage Metropolitan Police Service Area as provided in AO 2021-9, shall Anchorage borrow money and issue up to $3,900,000 in principal amount of general obligation bonds?

Voter approval of this bond proposition authorizes for each $100,000 of assessed taxable property value (based on the estimated 2021 assessed valuation in the Anchorage Metropolitan Police Service Area) an annual increase in taxes of approximately $0.85 to retire the proposed bonds.

The debt shall be paid from real and personal property taxes levied and collected within the Anchorage Metropolitan Police Service Area, which consists of areas north of McHugh Creek (other than Fire Island), without cost to properties in Girdwood, Bird, Indian, Rainbow, Portage and other areas outside the Service Area. The Municipality will also pledge its full faith and credit for payment of the bonds.

2021 Bond & Proposition Fact Sheets

PROPOSITION NO. 9

APPROVING ANNEXATION OF BLUE BEARY ESTATES SUBDIVISION LOT 1, LOT 6, LOT 7, LOT 8, LOT 9, AND TRACT 1 TO THE BEAR VALLEY LRSA AND AMENDING THE BEAR VALLEY LRSA BOUNDARIES IN ANCHORAGE MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 27.30.700, EFFECTIVE RETROACTIVE TO JANUARY 1, 2021.

Shall the Bear Valley LRSA boundaries be amended by annexing Blue Beary Estates Subdivision Lot 1 (020-021-32-000), Lot 6 (020-021-33-000), Lot 7 (020-021-34-000), Lot 8 (020-021-35-000), Lot 9 (020-021-36-000), and Tract 1 (020-021-38-000) to the Bear Valley LRSA and amending Anchorage Municipal Code section 27.30.700, effective retroactive to January 1, 2021?

The affected road is Honey Bear (9340 Honey Bear Lane to end of dedicated public right-of-way) within the Blue Beary Estates Subdivision. The existing mill rate in the Bear Valley LRSA is 1.50 mills. Property owners within Blue Beary Estates Subdivision Lot 1 (020-021-32-000), Lot 6 (020-021-33-000), Lot 7 (020-021-34-000), Lot 8 (020-021-35-000), Lot 9 (020-021-36-000), and Tract 1 (020-021-38-000) will incur an increase in property taxes beginning with the tax year 2021. (AO 2020-126)

PROPOSITION NO. 10

APPROVING DE-ANNEXATION OF ALPINE TERRACE BLK 2 LOT 6 FROM THE UPPER O'MALLEY LRSA AND AMENDING THE UPPER O'MALLEY LRSA BOUNDARIES IN ANCHORAGE MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 27.30.700, EFFECTIVE RETROACTIVE TO JANUARY 1, 2021.

Shall the Upper O'Malley LRSA boundaries be amended by de-annexing parcel Alpine Terrace Subdivision Block 2, Lot 6 from the Upper O'Malley LRSA and amending Anchorage Municipal Code section 27.30.700, effective retroactive to January 1, 2021?

The affected area within the Upper O'Malley LRSA and Alpine Terrace Subdivision accesses Alatna Avenue which does not receive road maintenance services from the Upper O'Malley LRSA. All other properties with access onto Alatna Avenue are not in a road service area and maintain the road privately.   

The existing mill rate in the Upper O'Malley LRSA is 2.00 mills. The property owner within Alpine Terrace Subdivision Block 2, Lot 6 will incur a decrease in property taxes for road services beginning with the tax year 2021. (AO 2020-136)

PROPOSITION NO. 11

APPROVING DE-ANNEXATION OF CREEKVIEW ESTATES LOTS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, AND 6 FROM THE SOUTH GOLDENVIEW RRSA AND AMENDING THE SOUTH GOLDENVIEW RRSA BOUNDARIES IN ANCHORAGE MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 27.30.700, EFFECTIVE RETROACTIVE TO JANUARY 1, 2021.

Shall the South Goldenview RRSA boundaries be amended by de-annexing parcels Creekview Estates Subdivision, Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 from the South Goldenview RRSA and amending Anchorage Municipal Code section 27.30.700, effective retroactive to January 1, 2021?

The affected area within the South Goldenview RRSA and Creekview Estates Subdivision do not receive direct road maintenance services from the South Goldenview RRSA. The only access to the proposed Creekview Estates properties is from State maintained Rabbit Creek Road. The reduction of annual tax revenues resulting from the proposed property de-annexation would be less than $2,900 and will not have a material fiscal impact on South Goldenview RRSA financial integrity.

The existing mill rate in the South Goldenview RRSA is 1.80 mills. The property owners within Creekview Estates Subdivision, Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 will incur a decrease in property taxes for road services beginning with the tax year 2021. (AO 2021-7)

 

 

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