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Accessing and Participating in Meetings

Updated 2020-05-11 

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

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)

Due to concerns over large gatherings amid the COVID-19 outbreak, community members may not be allowed in the Assembly chambers. Because of the current federal, state, and local health department guidance and emergency measures, the number of people allowed in the Assembly Chambers will be limited to Assembly members and municipal staff. Please check the Assembly website at www.muni.org/Assembly on the day of the meeting to see updates about testifying in person.

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

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.

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.   

5-5-2020 - Emergency Ordinance No. EO 2020-4(S-1) (Unsigned), 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 (Unsigned), 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. 

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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