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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

2019-2021 Assembly Priorities and Vision Working Document

Items of Interest

Alcohol and Sales Tax Revenue Measures

On January 28, 2020 the Anchorage Assembly will consider three ordinances that could potentially come before voters as ballot propositions during the April 7 Election. Please click on the links below to read the full ordinances:

Assembly and Mayor to hold Town Hall Series Regarding Anchorage's Fiscal Situation and New Revenue Options

The Municipality of Anchorage (MOA) invites the public to join the Mayor and the Anchorage Assembly in a series of town hall meetings where the public can learn about Anchorage's fiscal situation and discuss new revenue options the Anchorage Assembly is considering.

State funding to the MOA has dropped by $100M since 2005. As state aid to communities continues to decline, and the need and cost for maintaining local government services and facilities continues, the Municipality is looking to other possible revenue streams to bridge the gap.

These town halls provide a way for the public to ask questions and weigh in on proposed revenue options, including an alcohol tax and sales tax, both measures which are set for a public hearing and vote at the regular Assembly meeting of Tuesday, January 14. At this time, no other proposed revenue options have been put forward. New revenue options above the tax cap are required to be approved by voters at a future regular or special election.

Town halls planned for January 2020 are:

  • January 7 – 5​:30-7:00 p.m. at the Loussac Library, Wilda Marston Theatre
  • January 8 – 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Chugiak High School Auditorium
  • January 9 – 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Girdwood Community Room in Girdwood

For additional information, please contact Felix Rivera, Assembly Chair, at

Presentation on Anchorage Fiscal Situation and Potential Revenue Options​​

Joint Meeting of the Anchorage Assembly & the Anchorage School Board of December 6, 2019

More information about the Anchorage Climate Action Plan can be found HERE!

FY 2020 Assembly Proposed Budget Amendments for November 19, 2019 Regular Assembly Meeting

The proposed budget can be found on OMB's page​.

Worksession re Assembly Proposed Budget Amendments FY2020

Worksession re FY2020 Budget

​Work​session re AO 2019-112, Tax Spending Limit


The below factsheets are provided as a courtesy to the public to highlight provisions of the law; it is not the law. For specific details of the law and the requirements or prohibitions of law, please refer to the text of the ordinance or Anchorage Municipal Code.

Ordinance Prohibiting Plastic Shopping Bags


AO 2018-110, As Amended, an ordinance of the Anchorage Municipal Assembly amending Anchorage Municipal Code Chapter 15.95, Disposable Plastic Shopping Bags, to delay the date the prohibition on distribution goes into effect, to add and clarify exceptions, to clarify terminology and include conforming amendments, and amending the corresponding language in AMC Section 14.60.030 accordingly. - Approved as amended at the Regular Assembly Meeting of December 18, 2018.

AO 2018-63(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.

Ordinance Increasing Minimum Legal Age to Purchase Tobacco Products to 21

press release: Tobacco 21 and Retail Sales

Ordinance No. AO 2019-90(S), an ordinance of the Anchorage Assembly amending certain sections of Anchorage Municipal Code Title 14 to increase the minimum legal age to purchase tobacco products to 21, including electronic smoking products and products containing nicotine in the regulation of tobacco products, make conforming amendments to the fine schedule in Title 14 and complementary amendments to Title 12, and related matters.

Resolution Opposing Governor Dunleavy's Proposed FY2020 Budget

AR 2019-105, a resolution opposing Governor Dunleavy's proposed FY2020 budget.

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