MAYOR LOBBIES LEGISLATURE ON CITY PRIORITIES
Trip to Juneau also includes Alaska Municipal League meetings
Contact: Sarah Erkmann
ANCHORAGE- Mayor Dan Sullivan spent three days this week in Juneau meeting with state lawmakers about Anchorage’s legislative priorities. Sullivan returns today from the state’s capital where he attended meetings that strengthened his relationship with legislators, including a meeting with the entire Anchorage caucus.
Mayor Sullivan also took part in the Alaska Conference of Mayors/AML Board of Directors Winter Meeting, where he had the opportunity to meet with mayors from around Alaska to discuss common legislative issues.
“We are investing the time needed to make our priorities clear to state lawmakers,” said Sullivan. “With so many important issues being discussed in Juneau this year, it’s important to remain focused and united when we set priorities for Anchorage’s future.”
The Municipality’s 2010 Legislative Program includes millions of dollars in road upgrades, including 50/50 matching rehabilitation programs for streets and pedestrian facilities. The priorities also include requesting funding for the Port of Anchorage, UAA Sports Center and Girdwood development, among many others.
Scheduled to be back in Anchorage this afternoon, Mayor Sullivan will hold his weekly media briefing at 3:30 p.m. in the Mayor’s Conference Room where he will give details and answer questions about his Juneau trip.