In the lead up to the Sept. 28 Anchorage Assembly meeting (which continues Sept. 29 with public testimony starting at 6 p.m.), Mayor Dave Bronson urged residents to turn out in opposition to a proposed mask mandate that he says will divide the city and turn residents against each other.

Click the image above to watch Anchorage Mayor Dave Bronson’s video on the proposed citywide mask mandate.

Bronson posted a short video in which he criticizes the mandate as violating the freedoms of Alaskans.

He said the mask mandate will “turn neighbors against neighbors, customers will become enemies, and Alaskans will be pitted against Alaskans as they will be asked to report mask mandate violations or businesses not requiring customers to wear them.”

“To be clear, I share the Assembly’s concern about the COVID-19 virus and have increased access to testing, vaccinations, and monoclonal antibody treatments city wide,” Bronson stated on his Facebook page. “But this mask mandate ordinance is based on bad policy that infringes on the freedoms guaranteed to every Anchorage citizen by our federal and state constitutions.”

Bronson said he is not against masking but is “simply pro-liberty.”

The Assembly meeting continues on Wednesday, Sept. 29, at 6 p.m. Click here for details on the mandate proposal and for information on how to testify.

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Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Greg says:

    I hope a lot of people show up that have the same stance as Mayor Bronson. I hear people say they want someone in office that will stand up for their freedom. Well here one is. Now the people need to show up and speak out with and for him.

  • Michael S Totten says:

    So if my neighbor jumps off the bridge I guess im required to follow,, according to liberal logic. Jesus the retards are running the zoo!

  • Michael S Totten says:

    My neighbor can get involved in my personal business if they want,, they can also get punched in the mouth!

    • Greg says:

      LOL. I know in our sensitive society someone may denounce your comment, but that made me laugh.

    • SJJR says:

      I’m not against anyone doing what they want, I’m against forced anything. My body my choice. One size doesn’t fit all. Live and let live if not breaking any laws. Don’t give 2 poops what my neighbors do, but because you live in fear don’t expect me to live in fear! Your feelings don’t end my Liberty under the constitution/bill of rights. The constitution hasn’t been suspended!

      • Proud Alaskan says:

        Your so right!!
        It’s my choice how to run my life.
        There like a bunch of school kids I’m going to tell on you, how childish this assembly is.

  • Andy says:

    The left is destroying this country like they are destroying Anchorage, never forget who they are! Bronson is the best thing to have happened to Anchorage in a long time.

  • G Aleution says:

    The assembly are not my medical team. Neither is DHSS. Neither is the media. Because you want to politicize medical care I don’t consent to your controversies as a meeting agenda, assembly persons. You are out of bounds.

    • Evan S Singh says:

      Who’s your medical team? Alaska Mill and Feed?

      • Common Peasant says:

        Wow. Your low grade trolling is revealing to me that you truly have compromised brain functionality. I can’t in good conscience make fun of you now knowing you’re full on handicap.

      • Evan S Singh says:

        Thanks for your compassion there Common Peasant. That means a lot to me. I’ll work on my trolling; maybe it is low grade; maybe I can do better.

  • Will says:

    Showing up and voicing opposition isn’t going to do anything. The liberal Assembly will simply tune you out, cut your mic, and do what they want anyway until people are willing to take more than vocal-only action.

  • SJJR says:

    COMIRNATY, how was this FDA approved, some of the ingredients are redacted, why? How is that acceptable? Remove spaces – h t t p s : / / w w w . f d a . g o v / m edia /1 51733 / download

    • Kfinh says:

      I don’t know how it got FDA approval but I remember reading somewhere that Scott Gottlieb who use to be the head of the FDA now sits on the board at Pfizer. Hmmmm maybe that has something to do with it?

  • Ralph says:

    Children are running the class….

  • Michael S Totten says:

    Evan is still on his moms insurance plan and probably still lives in the basement wishing people would LOVE him.