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Items of Interest

Ordinance regarding the Adoption of a Wholesale Sales Tax on Alcoholic Beverages

AO 2017-149(S-1), an ordinance submitting to the qualified voters of the Municipality of Anchorage a ballot proposition amending the Anchorage Municipal Charter to adopt a wholesale sales tax on alcoholic beverages; to establish [an initial rate of levy and ]a “not to exceed” maximum rate; to authorize the Assembly to set the initial rate and effective date, and to adjust the tax rate of levy by ordinance without additional voter approval provided upward adjustments are allowed only once every two years, an adjustment does not increase the rate more than two percent (2%), and the rate of levy never exceeds the maximum authorized by the voters; and dedicating the net receipts[revenue] from said tax to health and public safety uses related to consumption or use of alcoholic beverages or drugs; to allow use of the net receipts to support programs and projects of the Municipality, including the payment of financing obligations for such projects;[to authorize the issuance of revenue bonds for such purposes;] [revenue to finance bonds for programs and projects related to alcohol and/or drug treatment and rehabilitation;] and to provide for approval by a majority (fifty percent plus one) of qualified voters voting on the question.  - Public hearing will be held at the Regular Assembly Meeting of January 23, 2018.

Floor Amendment to AO 2017-149(S-1)

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

Draft 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. - Public hearing will held at the Regular Assembly Meeting of January 23, 2018. 

AO 2018-1, 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. - Public hearing will held 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. 

Ordinance regarding UAS (Drones)

AO 2018-5, an ordinance to protect the privacy of the people of Anchorage and establish parameters for the use of UAS (Drones by the Municipality of Anchorage. - Public hearing will be held at the Regular Assembly Meeting of February 13, 2018.

Ordinance amending AMC/AMCR Title 11 regarding Taxicabs

AO 2018-6, 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. - Public hearing will be held at the Regular Assembly Meeting of February 13, 2018.

Ordinance regarding Annexation of Eagle River Valley Area to the Anchorage Fire Service Area

AO 2018-3, an ordinance of the Anchorage Municipal Assembly submitting to the qualified voters of the Anchorage Fire Service Area (AFSA) and of the Eagle River Valley Area not currently within a fire service area a ballot proposition to annex the Eagle River Valley Area to the AFSA; and if approved then amending Anchorage Municipal Code Sections 27.30.050 and 27.30.700 accordingly. - Public hearing will be held at the Regular Assembly Meeting of January 23, 2018.

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

Ordinance amending AMC Chapter 16.60 - The Anchorage Food Code

Proposed AO 2017-162, an ordinance of the Anchorage Municipal Assembly amending Anchorage Municipal Code Chapter 16.60, the Anchorage Food Code, to update by adopting by reference the 2013 Model Food Code published by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration; to create a Cottage Food License; and to address a variety of other food-safety and related matters. - Approved as amended at the Regular Assembly Meeting of December 19, 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.

Bulk Storage of Hazardous Materials at the Port of Anchorage

AO 2017-74, an ordinance amending Anchorage Municipal Code Subsection 21.05.010E., Table of Allowed Uses -Residential, Commercial, Industrial, and Other Districts, and Subsection 21.05.060D., Warehouse and Storage, to reduce unintended consequences for the bulk storage of hazardous materials at the Port of Anchorage.

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 regarding the Transparency of Health Care Costs

AO 2017-26, As Amended, an ordinance of the Anchorage Municipal Assembly to require health care practitioners and facilities, upon request, to provide an estimate of anticipated health care charges. - Approved as amended at the Regular Assembly Meeting of February 28, 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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