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Relief Fund

Funding Allocations

The Anchorage Assembly recently transitioned the Anchorage Assembly CARES Act Funding website dedicated to programs funded by the Coronavirus Relief Fund to a one-stop shop, making available all plans concerning funding allocations. The website is also a place for the community to connect with resources for rental and mortgage assistance, small business and nonprofit relief, and more.

Assembly Actions Regarding COVID-19

Accessing and Participating in Meetings

Assembly Worksessions Page: Upcoming Worksessions, Worksession Materials, Listening to Worksessions

Updated 2020-09-08

Community members are encouraged to provide testimony on Regular and Special Meeting agenda items by email or phone. Please see below for instructions on how to provide testimony and general comments by email, over the phone, or in person at the Chambers. 

 

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, Safe Anchorage)

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

If you signed up for phone testimony before the 2:00 p.m. deadline, you are on our call list. 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.

To make your telephonic testimony more effective, please be consider the following: 

  • The Anchorage Assembly will call you between 5:00 p.m. and 12:00 midnight from the following number: (907) 343-4066.
  • Mute your television or the live stream if you are following along. If not, there is a delay and it will echo and will complicate your testimony. 
  • Do not have your phone on speaker.  Speaker phones introduce a myriad of extraneous noise into your testimony.
  • Make sure there is limited ambient noise from your location and make sure you are in a location that has good cell service, if you are on a cell. 
  • If you have a headset, please use it.  Headsets will give a more consistent signal and reduce room noise.

If you wish to provide in-person testimony:

As the Chambers fall under “political expression" under Emergency Order EO-14 v2, capacity in the Assembly Chambers is required to remain at less than 50 percent, so no more than 60 members of the public can enter at one time. The Assembly is excited to welcome our neighbors back to its meeting, with a focus on keeping our community safe. These simple steps can ensure, together, that we keep Assembly members, the administration, and the public safe and healthy as we reopen meetings.

  • Comply with six feet of physical distancing requirements between non-household members
  • Wear face coverings at all times within the Assembly Chambers except while speaking, drinking, or eating, or pursuant to an applicable exemption under law 
  • Complete a “contact tracing" log with first name, last name, and telephone number. The log will be kept confidential unless access is requested by a public health official requiring the information as it relates to an outbreak or spike in COVID-19 cases at or related to this location.
  • Allow a forehead temperature check that will be recorded in the “contact tracing" log.

 

General Comments:

Citizens may also comment on agenda items not scheduled for public hearing, or on any matter not appearing on the agenda. Email comments can be sent to the full Assembly at AssemblyMembers@anchorageak.gov. If you wish to provide general comments over the phone during an Assembly meeting, please email the Clerk's Office at Testimony@anchorageak.gov by 2pm the day of the meeting with your Name, Phone Number, and Subject line titled: Audience Participation. Audience Participation is taken up for a limited amount of time at the beginning of meetings and again at the end of Assembly meeting after the Assembly concludes its business. The Clerk will phone you at the number you have provided. You will have 3 minutes to provide public comment.

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 wwmas@muni.org.

2019-2021 Assembly Priorities and Vision Working Document 

How Can We Help You?
John Weddleton Kameron Perez-Verdia Crystal Kennedy Forrest Dunbar Meg Zaletel Felix Rivera Anchorage Assembly Austin Quinn-Davidson Jamie Allard Pete Petersen Christopher Constant Suzanne LaFrance

QUICK LINKS 

Upcoming Assembly Events Calendar 

2020 Regular Assembly Meeting Schedule

To View Anchorage Municipal Code

For Public Notices

 

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ITEMS OF INTEREST:

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.