Accessing and Participating in Meetings
Assembly Worksessions Page: Upcoming Worksessions, Worksession Materials, Listening to Worksessions
How to Watch Regular Assembly Meetings at the Assembly Chambers
Assembly meetings are streamed and televised. To find meeting agendas or streaming of regular Assembly meetings at the Chambers, please go to http://www.muni.org/watchnow. Please be advised that some items (laid on the table items or floor amendments), may not be on that evening's agenda, but will be projected on the live streaming or Channel 9 during the meetings.
How to Provide Testimony at Assembly Meetings During COVID-19 Phases (Hunker Down, Easing Up and Maintenance)
The Anchorage Assembly is following the
recommendations of the Mayor for reopening the Assembly Chambers at the Loussac
Library, beginning with the next Assembly meeting on Tuesday, June 2, 2020.
Even as the reopening process continues, the Assembly encourages members of the public to provide written or telephonic testimony.
If you wish to provide written testimony:
The Assembly encourages anyone wishing to provide written Public Testimony to email written comments to Testimony@anchorageak.gov by 2:00 p.m. the day of the meeting.
- In the Subject Line: The agenda item you are providing testimony for(Example: 13.A. Ordinance No. AO 2020-15)
These comments will become part of the meeting record.
If you wish to provide testimony on the phone:
The Assembly encourages anyone wishing to provide verbal Public Testimony to Email Testimony@anchorageak.gov by 2:00 p.m. the day of the meeting with:
- Your Name
- Phone Number
- Agenda Item Number/Title for which you wish to provide testimony
- In the Subject Line: Phone Testimony
When the Assembly reaches your agenda item, the Clerk will phone you at the number you have provided. You will have 3 minutes to provide testimony on each item you wish to speak on.
These comments will become part of the meeting record.
As part of the reopening process, consistent with Safe Anchorage, Phase 3: Maintenance, the public will have increased ability to provide in-person public testimony with following municipal-wide restrictions.
If you wish to provide testimony at the Assembly Meeting:
Municipal employees, Assembly members, and members of the public will be required to do the following prior to entering the Assembly Chambers at the Loussac Library:
- Wear face coverings unless a medical condition prevents it
- Complete a “contact tracing" log with first name, last name, and telephone number.
- Allow a forehead temperature check that will be recorded in the “contact tracing" log
Agendas and Meeting Materials
To see the full agenda and corresponding meeting materials, visit the Assembly's Meetings Page and look under “Upcoming Meetings and Agendas."
Assembly COVID-19 Updates
Anchorage Assembly COVID-19 Response Plan
Link to Municipality of Anchorage Coronavirus Response
COVID-19 Legislation Approved by the Assembly:
3-12-2020 - Resolution No. AR 2020-85, As Amended, a resolution of the Anchorage Assembly extending the Declaration of Civil Emergency (Covid-19) issued by the Mayor of the Municipality of Anchorage on March 12, 2020.
3-20-2020 - Resolution No. AR 2020-88(S), As Amended, a resolution of the Anchorage Assembly calling for a community response to mitigate the social and economic impacts of COVID-19.
3-31-2020 - Resolution No. AR 2020-93, As Amended, a resolution of the Anchorage Assembly requesting the Administration's cooperation to extend the property tax installment payment due dates and the Business Personal Property and Inventory Tax Return filing date in response to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
4-14-2020 - Resolution No. AR 2020-110, As Amended, a resolution of the Anchorage Assembly for a second extension of the Declaration of Civil Emergency (COVID-19) issued by the Mayor of the Municipality of Anchorage on March 12, 2020.
4-14-2020 - Resolution No. AR 2020-116 (Unsigned), a resolution of the Anchorage Assembly requesting the Mayor to temporarily suspend enforcement of the ban on retail sellers providing plastic shopping bags during the public health emergency (COVID-19).
4-14-2020 - Ordinance No. AO 2020-43, an ordinance of the Anchorage Municipal Assembly extending the Business Personal Property and Inventory Tax Returns deadline to provide relief from the effects of the COVID-19 public health emergency.
4-14-2020 - Ordinance No. AO 2020-46, As Amended, an ordinance of the Anchorage Municipal Assembly temporarily discounting Title 21 and Title 23 Development Fees as an economic stimulus measure in response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.
04-21-2020 - Resolution No. AR 2020-129, a resolution of the Anchorage Municipal Assembly recognizing and congratulating all of the Election Workers and Officials, and Barbara Jones, Municipal Clerk and Election Administrator, for a successful election in 2020 during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
5-5-2020 - Emergency Ordinance No. EO 2020-04(S-1), an emergency ordinance providing financial resources for labor, supplies, and other expenditures required to address municipal response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) by appropriating an amount not to exceed $12,000,000 an interfund loan from the Areawide General Fund (101000), to the COVID-19 Fund (231802), approving a temporary exception to the Unreserved Fund Balance Designation Policy for the Municipality of Anchorage, and providing a plan for future reimbursement of such appropriations.
5-5-2020 - Resolution No. AR 2020-158, a resolution of the Anchorage Assembly recognizing and honoring the work of Welcoming Anchorage and language interpreters to ensure translation of COVID-19 materials to various languages.
5-19-2020 - Resolution No. AR 2020-175, a resolution of the Anchorage Municipal Assembly recognizing the work of Alaska Mask Makers and other mask making collectives active in the State of Alaska and the Municipality of Anchorage.
6-02-2020 - Resolution No. AR 2020-194, a resolution of the Anchorage Assembly declaring Anchorage is essential, and in support of fair, direct federal emergency support to reopen and rebuild all local American economies.
6-02-2020 - Resolution No. AR 2020-198, a resolution of the Anchorage Assembly for a third extension of the Declaration of Civil Emergency (COVID-19) issued by the Mayor of the Municipality of Anchorage on March 12, 2020.
6-02-2020 - Resolution No. AR 2020-199, a resolution of the Anchorage Assembly authorizing the Mayor to execute an agreement with the State of Alaska to accept CARES Act Funds and appropriate, when tendered.
6-23-2020 – Resolution No. AR 2020-208, a resolution appropriating a grant in an amount of $1,500 to the COVID-19 Response Fund (231802), Office of the Mayor, for the Municipal Youth Advisory Commission in collaboration with Alaska Mask Makers for the Spirit of Youth COVID-19 Youth Messaging Grant.
6-23-2020 – Resolution No. AR 2020-221, As Amended, a resolution of the Anchorage Municipal Assembly authorizing the funding of: a Small Business and Nonprofit Relief Program; a Rental and Mortgage Assistance Relief Program; a Child Care Relief Program; and a Public Lands Jobs Program (Programs).
All Member Copy of Hunker down flyer
All Member Copy of Safe Anchorage
Timeline for Alcohol Tax Public Process and Proposed Alcohol Tax Legislation
Assembly Chair Felix Rivera announced that the Assembly will be engaging in a robust public process to determine the best uses of the voter-approved alcohol tax. The public process will include a variety of worksessions, committee meetings, and town halls, as described in this press release.
Assembly Priorities and Vision
As the legislative branch of the Municipality of Anchorage, the Anchorage Assembly is charged with setting policy for the Municipality.
On December 17, 2019 the Assembly passed AR 2019-436, As Amended, a resolution of the Anchorage Municipal Assembly establishing and adopting the Anchorage Assembly's Vision and Goals for 2019-2021.
The Assembly is pleased to present the 2019-2021 Municipality of Anchorage Assembly Priorities. As always, the Assembly appreciates any feedback you may have. You can find personal Assembly member contacts at About Us-Member Profiles or you can email all Assembly members at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2019-2021 Assembly Priorities and Vision Working Document