​Anchorage Assembly

​​​​​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​ and read our priorities and recent actions.​

Current Issues

Mass Care Exit and Long-Term Housing Plan
A workgroup made up of Assembly Members, the Mayoral Administration and community partners has been working together since fall 2021 to develop a plan to exit the Mass Care Facility at Sullivan Arena and launch an integrated client and community centered approach to addressing homelessness

April 25 Press Conference on the Homeless to Stably Housed Plan​
Presentation for April 28 Special Meeting on AR 2022-111(S)
Project Status Updates and Additional Information

Call for American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Funding Proposals
The Assembly has issued a call for proposals for the second round of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding. The Municipality expects about $50 million to be transferred from the federal government in late May. Applications can be filed by nonprofits, businesses, and associations, as well as Tribal and education entities. The Assembly recognizes that this one-time funding through the American Recovery Plan Act (ARPA) must be wisely spent to allow it to do as much good in our community as possible. To achieve this goal, the Assembly envisions funding projects which focus on economic resilience, will increase our competitiveness as a destination city, and make all parts of our city vibrant and welcoming. The deadline to apply is 5pm on Friday, May 20, 2022. Learn more​ about past federal relief fund distributions.

Submit a Proposal​
Call for Proposals Announcement
ARPA Round Two Distribution Planning Works​ession

Assembly 2022 Goals and Priorities
The Assembly recently passed its 2022 goals and prorities, which inlcude Port of Alaska modernization, monitoring MOA Financial Health, promoting economic recovery, preparing for Federal Infrastructure Bill funds, investing in public health and safety, and expanding Assembly Communications. The Assembly also passed a jobs and economic plan that focuses on building our workforce and assisting local businesses, supporting our families, investing in our infrastructure and making government work for you​. 

2022 Goals and Priorities
Jobs and Economic Plan

First Quarter Budget Revision - Passed Unanimously
Every April, after year-end financials are completed and revenue projections are updated, the Mayor submits a first quarter budget amendment proposal to the Assembly for approval. The Assembly reviewed the Mayor's proposal at worksessions on April 15 and 22​ and after adding amendments, voted to approve the budget revision at the April 26 regular Assembly meeting. 

Learn More
First Quarter Budget Amendment Package, 2022-0426 AR 2022-98(S)​
MOA Budget Information - Office of Management and Budget​​​

Special Election for Assembly Seat L - June 21, 2022
After the adoption of a new Assembly district boundary map through Reapportionment, the Assembly passed a resolution declaring the process to fill the new 12th seat, now known as Seat L, and hold a special mail-in/vote at home election to fill that seat on June 21, 2022​. This election will apply only to the voters in District 1, the new Northern District.

Approved Map​
Elections Website

Upcoming Business​
A New Day for Anchorage Jobs Plan

On April 26, the Anchorage Assembly approved a Jobs and Economic Plan. The plan focuses on building our workforce and assisting local businesses, supporting our families, investing in our infrastructure and making government work for you. In the coming weeks, the plan will be shared with Assembly members, constituents, local businesses and community leaders to add ideas and develop a community-wide approach to implementing the plan. Stay tuned for more details and information on how to get involved. 

View the Plan
Alaska Public Media Story
KTUU Story​​

Accessory Dwelling Units
The Assembly is currently working on a plan with the Administration to create a property tax exemption for certain Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs). ADUs are another name for small, self-contained building sharing a lot with a larger home. A draft ordinance was brought forward at the February 15 Assembly Meeting, but it was decided that a little more work was needed before passage. ​The item was postponed indefinitely at the April 26 meeting to allow the Administration to come forward with a revised version after working through issues with state law.

Anchorage Daily News Editorial
Draft Ordinance AO 2022-25

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

​Priorities and Recent Actions

​​​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 The Assembly is guided by the 2022 Progress Report and Goals​.​ 

​Read more about our priorities and recent actions​

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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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