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​​​​From Chugiak to Girdwood, every neighborhood in the Municipality of Anchorage is represented on the Anchorage Assembly. With members elected by you, the Assembly creates, passes and amends local laws, as well as approves the Municipality's budget every year. We invite you to learn more about what we do and get involved.​ Learn more about what we do​.

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Current Issues

Assembly Unanimously Approves 2022 Municipal Operating Budget

​​At the November 23 Assembly Meeting, the Assembly unanimously passed the Municipality’s 2022 general operating budget, and passed the Utilities and Capital budgets with overwhelming majorities. Updated budget documents will be posted soon.

General Government Operating Budget Draft Amendments
Utilities Enterprise Operating Budget Draft Amendments
Capital Improvement Budget Draft Amendments
Capital Improvement Program Draft Amendments
Overview of the Budget Process
View the Municipal Budget Homepage

Boards and Commissions Appointments

Municipal Boards and Commissions play a vital role in our civic life and are a crucial element in our municipal government. These volunteer bodies assist in a variety of functions, from ensuring that our parks and libraries remain cared for, to overseeing our zoning efforts and advising on the budget. Each October, the Mayor submits nominations for board and commission appointees for the Assembly to approve. There are currently 83 submissions under consideration – 10 reappointments and 73 new nominations. The Assembly will hold a work session on November 4, 1-3pm to review these submissions. 

Watch the Assembly Work Session on Boards and Commissions on November 4
Review the Submissions for Board and Commission Appointments​ (Items 10.D.1-10.D.22 and 10.G.1-10.G.4)

Public Health Emergency Ordinance No. 2021-3 - In Effect

​​After two weeks of public hearings, and written and in-person testimony from thousands of residents, the Anchorage Assembly has passed Emergency Ordinance No. EO 2021-3, an emergency ordinance of the Anchorage Municipal Assembly regarding public health and safety measures for the COVID-19 pandemic​, with the goal ​to slow the spread of COVID-19 and allow our health care system to return to a stable level. The public testimony played a significant role in shaping the revised Emergency Ordinance that was passed. On October 14, the Assembly overturned the Mayor's veto of EO 2021-3, meaning that EO 2021-3 is still in effect. Learn more:

Assembly Statement on Public Health Emergency Ordinance, EO 2021-3
Mask Sign for Businesses and Public Spaces
Emergency Ordinance FAQs
Emergency Ordinance No. EO 2021-3 Text
Mask Sign - Hmong
Mask Sign - Korean​
Mask Sign - Samoan
Mask Sign - Spanish
Mask Sign - Tagalog


Upcoming Business

Reapportionment

Every ten years after the U.S. Census is complete, governments across the country update their election districts to match the new population data. In Anchorage, the process is called Reapportionment and is led by a Reapportionment Committee, which is charged with reviewing the State final redistricting plan, taking public input, and developing proposed maps for the Anchorage Assembly to consider for adoption to realign the boundaries of the six Assembly Election Districts to ensure fair and equal representation. ​The process will take place over the next several months and will have many opportunities for public input. Stay tuned for updates on how to get involved and visit the Reapportionment Committee page for more information. ​

Reapportionment Fact Sheet


​​​Annual Review and Update to Anchorage Election Code - Public Hearings on December 7 and 21​

Assembly Member Pete Petersen, Chair of the Assembly Ethics and Elections Committee, has announced that the committee has completed its annual review of the Anchorage Election Code, Title 28, and will introduce an ordinance with proposed amendments at the October 27 Regular Meeting of the Anchorage Assembly. The Assembly has adopted amendments to Title 28 every year but one since 2012. ​To learn more, read the Press Release or visit the Ethics and Elections Committee​ webpage.


For public notice information please go to the Publ​ic Notices page.​​

​​Our Priorities

​​​As the legislative branch of the Municipality of Anchorage, the Anchorage Assembly is charged with setting policy for the Municipality. The Assembly is guided by the 2019-21 Municipality of Anchorage Assembly Priorities​.​ Read more about our priorities and recent accomplishments.



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COVID-19 Mitigation Plan for Assembly Chambers - In Effect

The COVID-19 Mitigation Plan is in effect for Anchorage Assembly meetings until further notice:

  • Capacity in the Assembly Chambers will be limited to 125. 
  • Masks or face coverings are required.
  • Anyone with symptoms may not attend.



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