​​​​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

Special Election for Assembly Seat L - Election Results
Results are coming in for the Special Election to fill Seat L in the new North Anchorage district. 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. The Special Election for Seat L concluded on June 21, 2022​. 

Approved Map​
Election Result Updates

Temporary Expansion of Licensed Premises for Onsite Alcohol Consumption 
At the June 21 Assembly Meeting, the Assembly voted 9-0 to approve AO 2022-68​, allowing the temporary expansion of licensed premises for onsite alcohol consumption. An emergency order in 2021 created a waiver for the process for restaurants, bars and breweries to serve alcohol in outdoor seating areas, but that waiver expired this winter. This ordinance extends the waiver to expedite the process until May 2023 so that the Municipality can take time to modernize liquor licensing in outdoor spaces and reduce barriers for local businesses.
Emergency Ordinance Establishes Criminal Penalty for Open Burning During Suspended Periods 
At the May 24 Assembly Meeting, an emergency ordinance was passed establishing a misdemeanor criminal offense for open burning during suspended or prohibited periods. The emergency ordinance states that it is unlawful for any person to 1) cause open burning on property of another person at a time when open burning is suspended or prohibited, or 2) to permit any open burning on public land to continue in that person’s presence without calling emergency services, when open burning is suspended or prohibited. A violation would result in a class A misdemeanor and is punishable up to one year in jail and a $10,000 fine. An additional ordinance was introduced to make this codified in Anchorage Municipal Code. After a public hearing on June 7th, action on AO 2022-64 was postponed to the July 12 meeting.

Emergency Ordinance Establishing a Criminal Offence for Open Burning​​

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)
The Assembly issued a call for proposals for the second round of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding and more than 160 applications were submitted in May by Anchorage nonprofits, businesses and associations, as well as Tribal and education entities, totaling $262M. 

ARPA Funding Round 2: Summary of Proposals
Priority Areas
Count
Total Amount R​equested
Admin Requests36 $ 45,312,099
Child and Family Support59 $ 45,251,334
Economic Development62
 $ 68,705,400
Healthy Workforce29 $ 45,222,171
Housing32 $ 82,087,817
Grand Total218 $ 286,578,821

With $51M in ARPA funds available for distribution, 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 Assembly is currently reviewing the proposals and will develop a funding plan over the summer.

May 26: ARPA Round Two Distribution Planning Works​ession
Call for Proposals Announcement
Learn more​ about past federal relief fund distributions.

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

Project Status Updates and Additional Information

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

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 upcoming year, the Assembly will work on items in the plan with 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​​

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​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​.​ 

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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. 
  • Anyone with symptoms may not attend.




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Felix Rivera John Weddleton Anchorage Assembly Meg Zaletel Kameron Perez-Verdia Crystal Kennedy Forrest Dunbar Jamie Allard Pete Petersen Christopher Constant Suzanne LaFrance