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Thank you for letting us hear from you!

The Anchorage Assembly received 1000s of comments from the public providing feedback on how the Assembly should allocate the $156 million in federal funding the Municipality of Anchorage received for local efforts to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19.

The Assembly has already allocated approximately $22.5 million of these funds, and will provide updates to the public on how and when they allocate additional funds and invite you to share any additional ideas you may have.

Public comment will no longer be accepted after 3:00 p.m. on August 11, 2020 re CARES Act Funding for the official record.

Thank you again for your feedback. 

Accessing and Participating in Meetings

Assembly Worksessions Page: Upcoming Worksessions, Worksession Materials, Listening to Worksessions

Updated 2020-08-07

The Anchorage Assembly is following the Mayor's Emergency Oder, EO-15, which limits indoor gathering to no more than 15 people, therefore the Assembly Chambers at the Loussac Library will be closed to the public beginning on Monday, August 3. 

Community members are encouraged to provide testimony on Regular and Special Meeting agenda items by email or phone. Please see below for instructions on how to provide testimony and general comments. 

How to Watch Regular Assembly Meetings at the Assembly Chambers

Assembly meetings are streamed and televised. To find meeting agendas or streaming of regular Assembly meetings at the Chambers, please go to http://www.muni.org/watchnow. Please be advised that some items (laid on the table items or floor amendments), may not be on that evening's agenda, but will be projected on the live streaming or Channel 9 during the meetings.

How to Provide Testimony at Assembly Meetings During COVID-19 Phases (Hunker Down, Easing Up and Maintenance, Safe Anchorage)

If you wish to provide written testimony:

The Assembly encourages anyone wishing to provide written Public Testimony to email written comments to Testimony@anchorageak.gov by 2:00 p.m. the day of the meeting.

  • In the Subject Line: The agenda item you are providing testimony for(Example: 13.A. Ordinance No. AO 2020-15)

These comments will become part of the meeting record.

If you wish to provide testimony on the phone:

The Assembly encourages anyone wishing to provide verbal Public Testimony to Email Testimony@anchorageak.gov by 2:00 p.m. the day of the meeting with:

  • Your Name
  • Phone Number
  • Agenda Item Number/Title for which you wish to provide testimony
  • In the Subject Line: Phone Testimony

If you signed up for phone testimony before the 2:00 p.m. deadline, you are on our call list. When the Assembly reaches your agenda item, the Clerk will phone you at the number you have provided. You will have 3 minutes to provide testimony on each item you wish to speak on.

These comments will become part of the meeting record.

To make your telephonic testimony more effective, please be consider the following: 

  • The Anchorage Assembly will call you between 5:00 p.m. and 12:00 midnight from the following number: (907) 343-4066.
  • Mute your television or the live stream if you are following along. If not, there is a delay and it will echo and will complicate your testimony. 
  • Do not have your phone on speaker.  Speaker phones introduce a myriad of extraneous noise into your testimony.
  • Make sure there is limited ambient noise from your location and make sure you are in a location that has good cell service, if you are on a cell. 
  • If you have a headset, please use it.  Headsets will give a more consistent signal and reduce room noise.

General Comments:

Citizens may also comment on agenda items not scheduled for public hearing, or on any matter not appearing on the agenda. Email comments can be sent to the full Assembly at AssemblyMembers@anchorageak.gov. If you wish to provide general comments over the phone during an Assembly meeting, please email the Clerk's Office at Testimony@anchorageak.gov by 2pm the day of the meeting with your Name, Phone Number, and Subject line titled: Audience Participation. Audience Participation is taken up for a limited amount of time at the beginning of meetings and again at the end of Assembly meeting after the Assembly concludes its business. The Clerk will phone you at the number you have provided. You will have 3 minutes to provide public comment.

Agendas and Meeting Materials

To see the full agenda and corresponding meeting materials, visit the Assembly's Meetings Page and look under “Upcoming Meetings and Agendas."

Assembly COVID-19 Updates

Anchorage Assembly COVID-19 Response Plan

Link to Municipality of Anchorage Coronavirus Response

COVID-19 Legislation Approved by the Assembly:

3-12-2020 - Resolution No. AR 2020-85, As Amended, a resolution of the Anchorage Assembly extending the Declaration of Civil Emergency (Covid-19) issued by the Mayor of the Municipality of Anchorage on March 12, 2020. 

3-20-2020 - Resolution No. AR 2020-88(S), As Amended, a resolution of the Anchorage Assembly calling for a community response to mitigate the social and economic impacts of COVID-19.

3-31-2020 - Resolution No. AR 2020-93, As Amended, a resolution of the Anchorage Assembly requesting the Administration's cooperation to extend the property tax installment payment due dates and the Business Personal Property and Inventory Tax Return filing date in response to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

4-14-2020 - Resolution No. AR 2020-110, As Amended, a resolution of the Anchorage Assembly for a second extension of the Declaration of Civil Emergency (COVID-19) issued by the Mayor of the Municipality of Anchorage on March 12, 2020.

4-14-2020 - Resolution No. AR 2020-116 (Unsigned), a resolution of the Anchorage Assembly requesting the Mayor to temporarily suspend enforcement of the ban on retail sellers providing plastic shopping bags during the public health emergency (COVID-19). 

4-14-2020 - Ordinance No. AO 2020-43, an ordinance of the Anchorage Municipal Assembly extending the Business Personal Property and Inventory Tax Returns deadline to provide relief from the effects of the COVID-19 public health emergency.

4-14-2020 - Ordinance No. AO 2020-46, As Amended, an ordinance of the Anchorage Municipal Assembly temporarily discounting Title 21 and Title 23 Development Fees as an economic stimulus measure in response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.   

 04-21-2020 - Resolution No. AR 2020-129, a resolution of the Anchorage Municipal Assembly recognizing and congratulating all of the Election Workers and Officials, and Barbara Jones, Municipal Clerk and Election Administrator, for a successful election in 2020 during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

5-5-2020 - Emergency Ordinance No. EO 2020-04(S-1), an emergency ordinance providing financial resources for labor, supplies, and other expenditures required to address municipal response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) by appropriating an amount not to exceed $12,000,000 an interfund loan from the Areawide General Fund (101000), to the COVID-19 Fund (231802), approving a temporary exception to the Unreserved Fund Balance Designation Policy for the Municipality of Anchorage, and providing a plan for future reimbursement of such appropriations. 

5-5-2020 - Resolution No. AR 2020-158, a resolution of the Anchorage Assembly recognizing and honoring the work of Welcoming Anchorage and language interpreters to ensure translation of COVID-19 materials to various languages. 

5-19-2020 - Resolution No. AR 2020-175, a resolution of the Anchorage Municipal Assembly recognizing the work of Alaska Mask Makers and other mask making collectives active in the State of Alaska and the Municipality of Anchorage.

6-02-2020 - Resolution No. AR 2020-194, a resolution of the Anchorage Assembly declaring Anchorage is essential, and in support of fair, direct federal emergency support to reopen and rebuild all local American economies.

6-02-2020 - Resolution No. AR 2020-198, a resolution of the Anchorage Assembly for a third extension of the Declaration of Civil Emergency (COVID-19) issued by the Mayor of the Municipality of Anchorage on March 12, 2020.

6-02-2020 - Resolution No. AR 2020-199, a resolution of the Anchorage Assembly authorizing the Mayor to execute an agreement with the State of Alaska to accept CARES Act Funds and appropriate, when tendered.

6-23-2020 – Resolution No. AR 2020-208, a resolution appropriating a grant in an amount of $1,500 to the COVID-19 Response Fund (231802), Office of the Mayor, for the Municipal Youth Advisory Commission in collaboration with Alaska Mask Makers for the Spirit of Youth COVID-19 Youth Messaging Grant.

6-23-2020 – Resolution No. AR 2020-221, As Amended, a resolution of the Anchorage Municipal Assembly authorizing the funding of: a Small Business and Nonprofit Relief Program; a Rental and Mortgage Assistance Relief Program; a Child Care Relief Program; and a Public Lands Jobs Program (Programs).

7-28-2020 - Resolution No. AR 2020-273 - A resolution of the Municipality of Anchorage authorizing the funding of an Outreach and Education Program on uses of CARES Act Funding, for $50,000 from the State Direct/Federal Pass-Thru Grants Fund (231900).  

7-28-2020 - Resolution No. AR 2020-274 - A resolution of the Anchorage Municipal Assembly authorizing funding to build the capacity of the Assembly Office and Assembly Counsel's Office to respond to the COVID-19 emergency, for $175,000 from the CARES Act Funds previously appropriated to the State Direct/Federal Pass-Thru Grants Fund

All Member Copy of Hunker down flyer

All Member Copy of Safe Anchorage

 

 

Timeline for Alcohol Tax Public Process and Proposed Alcohol Tax Legislation

Assembly Chair Felix Rivera announced that the Assembly will be engaging in a robust public process to determine the best uses of the voter-approved alcohol tax. The public process will include a variety of worksessions, committee meetings, and town halls, as described in this press release.

Assembly Priorities and Vision 

As the legislative branch of the Municipality of Anchorage, the Anchorage Assembly is charged with setting policy for the Municipality.

On December 17, 2019 the Assembly passed AR 2019-436, As Amended, a resolution of the Anchorage Municipal Assembly establishing and adopting the Anchorage Assembly's Vision and Goals for 2019-2021.

The Assembly is pleased to present the 2019-2021 Municipality of Anchorage Assembly Priorities. As always, the Assembly appreciates any feedback you may have. You can find personal Assembly member contacts at About Us-Member Profiles or you can email all Assembly members at wwmas@muni.org.

2019-2021 Assembly Priorities and Vision Working Document 

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