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Ordinance regarding Stream, Water Body, and Wetland Protection

AO 2018-67(S-1), an ordinance of the Anchorage Assembly repealing and reenacting Anchorage Municipal Code (AMC) Subsection 21.07.020B. to update provisions regarding watercourse, water body, and wetland protection; amending AMC Chapters 21.02 and 21.03 to transfer variance authority for variances from watercourse, water body, and wetland protection regulations to the Zoning Board of Examiners and Appeals; adding a new section to AMC Chapter 21.12 regarding nonconformities with said protections; and amending AMC 21.14.040, definitions, accordingly.  

2019 MOA Budget PowerPoint

Power Point Presentation given at the Assembly Worksession re Overview & Highlights of Proposed Budgets on September 28, 2018

Documents regarding the Sale of Municipal Light & Power to Chugach Electric Association, Inc.

Power Point Presentation at the Assembly Utility and Enterprise Oversight Committee Meeting on Friday, September 28, 2018

Resolution regarding Efforts to Daylight Fish Creek

AR 2018-277, a resolution of the Anchorage Municipal Assembly supporting efforts to daylight Fish Creek, also known by the Dena'ina people as Ch'atanal Tsegh Liq'aka Betnu, and encouraging the ongoing and future projects to restore, protect, and enhance daylighting of Fish Creek.- Approved as amended at the Regular Assembly Meeting of September 25, 2018.

Fish Creek Connects Us in Spenard

Ordinance regarding Community Workforce Agreement requirement

AO 2018-74, As Amended, an ordinance of the Anchorage Municipal Assembly amending Anchorage Municipal Code Title 7, Purchasing, Contracts and Professional Services, to require that municipal construction projects in excess of $3,500,000 be reviewed for a Community Workforce Agreement requirement before soliciting bids or proposals, and related matters.- Approved as amended at the Regular Assembly Meeting of September 25, 2018.

Renewal of Municipal Marijuana Cultivation and Retail Licenses for AlaskaSense, LLC dba AlaskaSense/Cannabaska

Resolution No. AR 2018-252(S-1), As Amended, a resolution of the Anchorage Municipal Assembly regarding the renewal of Municipal Marijuana Cultivation License # M10237 for AlaskaSense, LLC dba AlaskaSense; stating the Assembly's protest to the renewal of State of Alaska Marijuana License #M10237 for the same establishment, respectively; and authorizing the Municipal Clerk to take certain action. - Approved as amended at the Special Assembly Meeting of September 14, 2018.  A motion for reconsideration of AR 2018-252(S-1), As Amended, passed at the Regular Assembly Meeting of September 25, 2018.  The resolution as amended on 09/14/2018 was amended on 09/25/2018 and approved.

Other Reference Materials:

AlaskaSense, LLC's Hearing Brief - Response to Accusation, received August 28, 2018

AMCO Accusation No. 2018-04 re AlaskaSense, LLC dba Alaska Sense, LLC, received August 28, 2018

Ordinance prohibiting Plastic Shopping Bags

AO 2016-63(S), As Amended, an ordinance of the Anchorage Assembly amending the Anchorage Municipal Code to add a new chapter to prohibit certain retail sellers from distributing disposable plastic shopping bags and providing for civil fines. - Approved as amended at the Regular Assembly Meeting of August 28, 2018.  A motion for reconsideration of AO 2018-63(S), As Amended failed at the Regular Assembly Meeting of September 11, 2018.

Approved Amendments to AO 2018-63(S):

No. 02; No. A.3.b-d; No. A.5; No. A.6; No. A.7, As Amended; No. A.9

  • PowerPoint Presentation from the first worksession held on July 25, 2018.  
  • Memo re How SWS Deals with Disposable Plastic Bags in Anchorage. 

Special Assembly Meeting to Appoint an Interim Member to Vacant Seat 3E

The Assembly will meet in special session on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 to appoint a member to Assembly Seat 3E (West Anchorage), vacated by Assembly Member Steele on June 12, 2018.  Prior to the special meeting, a worksession will be held to interview the applicants.  Both of these meetings will be held in Assembly Chambers at the Loussac Library and are open to the public, as follows:

3:00-4:30 p.m. Worksession re Interim Appointment Applicant Interviews

5:00-7:00 p.m. Special Meeting re Interim Appointment to West Anchorage Assembly Seat 3E

The appointed member will serve on the Assembly from July 10, 2018 until certification of the special election at the Regular Assembly Meeting of August 28, 2018. - During the Special Assembly Meeting of July 10, 2018, Ira Perman was appointed to fill the vacant Assembly seat by a majority vote of the current membership.  

Resolution for Special Election

AR 2018-180, As Amended,  a resolution of the Anchorage Municipal Assembly determining that a vacancy exists on the Assembly, initiating the process to fill the vacancy, and calling for a special election by mail within 60 days in the affected Assembly district.- Approved as amended at the Regular Assembly Meeting of June 12, 2018.

Anchorage Municipal Code regarding Applicant Deficiency and Challenge.

Substitute Version of Ordinance regarding Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)

AO 2018-43(S), As Amended, an ordinance amending Anchorage Municipal Code Subsections 21.05.070C.1.g., Table 21.05-3, Table of Accessory Uses; 21.05.070D.1., Definitions and Use-Specific Standards for Allowed Accessory Uses and Structures, Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU); and 21.06.020B., Table 21.06-1, Table of Dimensional Standards, to encourage development of Accessory Dwelling Units. - Approved as amended at the Regular Assembly Meeting of June 12, 2018.

Presentation at the Assembly Worksession re AO 2018-43, Accessory Dwelling Units on May 11, 2018.

Substitute Version of Ordinance amending AMC/AMCR Title 11 regarding Taxicabs

AO 2018-6(S), As Amended - an ordinance of the Anchorage Assembly amending Anchorage Municipal Code Title 11 and Anchorage Municipal Code of Regulations Title 11 to modernize and update provisions related to dispatch services and systems, chauffeur licensing, and taxicab equipment to accommodate new and emerging technologies and modify regulations to allow taxicab businesses to remain competitive in the for hire transportation market. - Approved as amended at the Regular Assembly Meeting of April 10, 2018.

Substitute Version of Ordinance regarding the Sale of Municipal Light & Power to Chugach Electric Association, Inc.

AO 2018-1(S), an ordinance submitting to the qualified voters of the Municipality of Anchorage a Charter amendment permitting Municipal Light & Power to be sold to Chugach Electric Association, Inc. and authorizing disposal of the proceeds of sale. - Approved at the Regular Assembly Meeting of January 23, 2018. 

AR 2017-235, a resolution of the Anchorage Assembly urging the Municipality of Anchorage, Municipal Light & Power, and Chugach Electric Association to begin substantive steps to explore merger opportunities. - Approved at the Regular Assembly Meeting of June 13, 2017. 

Substitute Version of Ordinance regarding Illegal Campsite Notices

AO 2017-130(S), an ordinance of the Anchorage Municipal Assembly amending Anchorage Municipal Code Sections 15.20.020 and 15.20.120 to reduce the notice time for public nuisance abatement from fifteen days to ten days, and provide a sunset date of July 1, 2021. - Approved at the Regular Assembly Meeting of December 5, 2017

Resolution supporting Amendments to State Law to Strengthen Public Safety and Alter the Effects of SB91

AR 2017-342, As Amended, a resolution of the Anchorage Municipal Assembly supporting amendments to state law to strengthen public safety and to alter the effects of SB91 passed in 2016. - Approved as amended at the Regular Assembly Meeting of October 10, 2017. 

On October 7, 2017, the Assembly held a public hearing at Assembly Chambers to allow the public to express their concerns regarding SB91.  You may listen to the recording of the public comments at the Municipal Meetings Webpage.  The meeting is listed as a worksession under the 2017 - Assembly Worksessions and Joint Meetings tab.

Ordinances regarding Transportation Network Companies (TNC) 

AO 2017-30, As Amended, an ordinance of the Anchorage Assembly amending Anchorage Municipal Code Title 11 to add a new chapter to accommodate and regulate the entry of Transportation Network Companies (TNC) and their services into the Anchorage Area Transportation Services Market, amending AMC Section 14.60.030 to establish civil fines for violations, and related matters. - Approved as amended at the Regular Assembly Meeting of March 21, 2017. 

2012-13 Convenience and Necessity Determinations for Issuing Permits Power Point Presentation

AO 2014-127(S), As Amended, an ordinance of the Anchorage Municipal Assembly to provide for a mechanism to temporarily suspend application of Title 11 regulation of Transportation Network Companies if a memorandum of understanding for a pilot program is in place; and to identify areas, without limitation, to be addressed under a memorandum of understanding. - Approved as amended at the Regular Assembly Meeting of November 18, 2014.

AO 2014-135(S), an ordinance of the Anchorage Assembly amending Anchorage Municipal Code Title 11 to accommodate technology innovation used in providing passenger transportation services for hire, add and modify definitions, establish regulation of transportation network companies (TNC); establish regulation of the vehicles and drivers providing passenger transportation for hire using TNC apps or services; amending the fine schedule at AMC Section 14.60.030 accordingly, and related matters involving the regulatory framework for transportation services. - Postponed Indefinitely at the Regular Assembly Meeting of May 12, 2015.

AO 2014-116, As Amended, an ordinance of the Anchorage Assembly amending certain sections of Anchorage Municipal Code Chapter 11.10 to modify the definition of vehicles for hire, subject any transportation services for remuneration to regulation under Title 11, and related matters.- Approved as amended at the Regular Assembly Meeting of October 21, 2014.  

Ordinance regarding AMC Title 2 Rewrite

AO 2017-40, an ordinance of the Anchorage Municipal Assembly amending Anchorage Municipal Code Chapters 2.20 and 2.60 to update provisions for the Assembly Counsel’s Office, the Assembly Program and Budget Analyst, the Municipal Audit Committee, and the Office of the Ombudsman; and to repeal Regulation 2.60 of the Anchorage Municipal Code of Regulations (AMCR). - Approved at the Regular Assembly Meeting of March 21, 2017.

Ordinance amending AMC Title 2 Rewrite regarding Initiatives, Referenda, and Recall Ordinance

AO 2017-41, an ordinance of the Anchorage Municipal Assembly amending Anchorage Municipal Code Chapter 2.50, Initiatives, Referenda and Recall, to clarify nomenclature and procedures, and amending definitions in AMC Section 1.05.020 for consistency. - Approved at the Regular Assembly Meeting of March 21, 2017.

Ordinance regarding Code of Ethics Rewrite

AO 2017-42, As Amended, an ordinance of the Anchorage Municipal Assembly repealing and reenacting Anchorage Municipal Code Chapter 1.15, Code of Ethics. - Approved as amended at the Regular Assembly Meeting of March 21, 2017.

Ordinance amending Title 21 regarding Marijuana Regulations

Information regarding the Municipal Marijuana Establishment License and Special Land Use Permit for Marijuana can be found on the new Municipal Marijuana Webpage.

Land Use:

AO 2017-55, an ordinance of the Anchorage Municipal Assembly amending Anchorage Municipal Code (New Code) Sections 21.03.105 and 21.50.420, to make minor modifications to the marijuana land use regulations and to give variance authority over Title 21 sections relating to marijuana to the Assembly; amending Title10 to define that marijuana establishments are not adult-oriented establishments; and waiving Planning and Zoning Commission review. - Approved at the Regular Assembly Meeting of April 11, 2017.

Ordinance regarding Equal Rights

AO 2015-96(S-1), As Amended, an ordinance of the Anchorage Municipal Assembly amending Title 5 of the AMC regarding equal rights and the Anchorage Equal Rights Commission (AERC) to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the grounds of discrimination prohibited by the title, to expand and clarify the religious exemptions, and to modify the lawyer's role and an evidentiary rule at AERC hearings. - Approved as amended at the Regular Assembly Meeting of September 29, 2015.

Public Hearing Process

Citizens' Task Force Recommendations - October 8, 2013

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