​​​​​​​​​​​​​Recent Actions​​​

As the legislative branch of the Municipality of Anchorage, the Anchorage Assembly acts through legislation to make progress on goals and priorities toward a stronger, brighter​​, more resilient Anchorage.

At the January 23 meeting (which was continued to January 24), the Assembly took the following actions:

  • Approved resolutions to recognize the 60th Anniversary of the Nordic Ski Association of Anchorage (AR 2024-24) and the 50th Anniversary of the Trans Alaska Pipeline (AR 2024-33).

  • Approved a tranche of ballot questions for the 2024 Regular Municipal Election, including:

    • $47M for road and storm drainage capital projects (AO 2024-4)

    • $1.5M for Anchorage Police Department capital improvements to the Elmore Station (AO 2024-3)

    • $4.1M for new cemeteries in Eagle River and Girdwood and additional maintenance dollars for Anchorage Bowl facilities (AO 2024-5 - an S-version was introduced during the meeting to lower the amount from the originally proposed $8.1M)

    • $4.35M for parks, trails and recreational facilities (AO 2024-7)

    • $4.06M for traffic calming and transit improvements (AO 2024-8). An amendment to increase by $500,000 to add more traffic calming projects passed unanimously.

  • Postponed indefinitely AO 2024-09 to put to the voters the management of Rockridge Drive so the Administration and the Assembly can work on details over the next year to put before the voters for the 2025 election.

  • Approved AR 2024-32 to appropriate $2M to add funding for cold weather shelter this winter. An amendment extended the cold weather shelter plan to May 31 with the intent to explore all potential funding mechanisms before drawing from the Alcohol Tax fund balance again.

  • Approved a resolution jointly with the Mayor to request $4M from the State Legislature as a match to local funds to continue low barrier, year round shelter operations at the E 56th Ave Shelter

  • Continued a public hearing, amended and approved AO 2023-137 a proposal to dispose Heritage Land Bank (HLB) property in Girdwood to CY Investments for the Holtan Hills mixed-density residential development.

  • Approved AO 2024-6 to allow for temporary snow disposal sites due to the large volume of snow and insufficient locations to place the snow. An amendment passed to ensure environmental remediation of sites in line with that of permanent snow disposal sites.

For items that had action taken at an Assembly Meeting, finalized documents incorporating Assembly amendments are posted here about 2-3 weeks after passage.​ ​​​​​​​​


​Hot Topics

Learn what the Assembly is doing to make government work for you.

Parking Minimums Eliminated Citywide

In November, the Anchorage Assembly voted unanimously to eliminate parking minimum requirements in all areas of the municipality and add requirements for bicycle parking through the adoption of AO 2022-80(S), As Amended, sponsored by Assembly Members Daniel Volland, Kevin Cross and Forrest Dunbar.

The approved version of the ordinance makes the following changes to Title 21 in the Anchorage municipal code that addresses parking and site access:
  • ​Eliminates parking minimum requirements citywide –as a result, Title 21 will no longer require developments in the Municipality to provide a minimum number of off-street parking spaces and developers will decide how many parking spaces to include on each site
  • Increases accessible spaces (ADA parking) ratios when parking is provided
  • Creates requirements for bicycle parking 
  • Establishes a menu of alternative transportation amenities that developers can choose from for larger developments

Emergency Shelter Plan and Housing & Homelessness

The Assembly continues to work on elements of the Homeless to Stably Housed Plan, the municipality's current contribution to the community-developed Anchored Home Plan. Visit our Housing and Homelessness focus page to see a timeline of municipal action on homelessness and get the latest updates:​

Get the Facts on Budget and Taxes
Each year, the Municipality of Anchorage collects property taxes from homeowners and commercial entities, and in return, those taxes fund local services like fire and police, schools, parks, libraries, roads, and health services through the municipal budget. Visit the Budget and Taxes focus page to learn more:

Anchorage Recovery: Revitalizing Anchorage through Federal Relief
​In August, the Assembly approved the second tranche of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding, completing the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to distribute $265M in federal relief to local businesses, nonprofits and individuals working to react to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

With more than 160 submissions totaling $262M in funding requests. Nearly every single project submitted was worthy of funding and very much needed for the community. Through a transparent and collaborative decision-making process spanning four months, members identified list of 72 projects th​at ​​​focused on e​conomic resilience, increasing our competitiveness as a destination city and making all parts of our city vibrant and welcoming.​

 ​​​Learn More about Anchorage Recovery: Federal Reli​ef Funding​​

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. At the March 1 Assembly meeting, the Assembly voted to move forward with Map 11v2 by Weddleton/Wells (AO 2022-37(S-1). At the Special Assembly meeting on March 23, the Assembly passed AO 2022-37(S-1), As Amended. They also declared a process to fill the 12th seat, now known as Seat L and hold a special election mail-in/vote at home ​to fill that seat on June 21, 2022. 

​Welcoming Anchorage

​​​Welcoming Anchorage is a collaboration between the Municipality of Anchorage, local businesses, and organizations, that strives to reinforce Anchorage as a place proud of our heritage and poised to position ourselves as a globally competitive, culturally vibrant 21st century community.​​

Resilient Anchorage

A resilient city bounces back from acute shocks and tackles chronic stresses. Anchorage is becoming more resilient by building a sustainable city, mobilizing volunteers, engaging partners, and creating a vibrant workforce. Resilient Anch​orage is the place to be!​​​


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