The Anchorage Assembly has cancelled tonight’s planned public hearing on a proposed mask mandate after Mayor Dave Bronson announced that one of the senior members of his administration has tested positive for COVID.

“This individual was also in close contact with some members of the Anchorage Assembly at last night’s meeting,” Bronson relayed on Oct. 8. “The senior administration is following Municipality of Anchorage COVID-19 protocols and will not be attending tonight’s scheduled Assembly meeting in person.” 

After being informed of the situation, Assembly leadership decided to cancel the Oct. 8 public hearing, which was set to begin at 3 p.m.

According to a statement from the Assembly, they are also investigating whether to cancel the Oct. 12 regular Assembly meeting to “allow for adequate time for Assembly members and members of the administration to follow appropriate CDC guidelines and the Municipality’s protocols for testing and quarantine.”

An announcement on the Oct. 12 meeting is forthcoming.

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Public hearing on Anchorage mask mandate cancelled due to COVID contact

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.


  • Common Peasant says:

    How exactly can they have a vote to cancel the meeting when the meeting was not even in session?

  • Ekim+Kcidrub says:

    I call Bull $#!+ !!

  • G Aleution says:

    Yes indeed. “When the roll is called up yonder”…they could not vote that would be an unlawful group activity without a quorum. They go by Robert’s but Alaska has adopted Mason’s Manual and those are the real rules for CONSTITUTIONAL political group behavior in Alaska for government group behavior. Got to be at a publicly noticed meeting with a quorum following the rules for any legal group activity. Gavel in. Take roll. THEN SET UP CONTINUED MEETING. THEN ADJOURN. Stay legal. Thanks. Hope all is well.

    • Elizabeth says:

      Thanks I was not aware of this. Also what is the masons manual?

      • G Aleution says:

        Every state in the union has chosen a manual of rules to help keep their actions CONSTITIONAL. DC uses Jefferson’s Manual but DC does different things than the states. Mason”s Manual of Legislative Procedure. Every ten or twenty years it is updated. Essentially the rules remain the same because the US Constitution doesn’t morph contrary to what some might wish. The Mason’s Manual was just updated. The Alaska Legislature under Stutes shiuld have made a conforming vote of agreeing to accept the updated version- a housekeeping vote but the democrats aren’t that keen on the US Constitution. The legislature is still using Mason’s when they work. When a state selects a rule book it is guidance for ALL chartered, public elected bodies TO KEEP them in conformance with the US Constitution NOT POLITE!

  • G Aleution says:

    Roberts Rules are for the Toastmasters Club etc. Get it?

  • Sharon Gherman says:

    Hahahahaha – of course

  • Neil+A+DeWitt says:

    Seems to me more than three people made this decision so that’s a breech of the open meetings act! Am I correct?

  • G Aleution says:

    Does illegal government group activity occur anywhere? Why yes it does. Does illegal and unlawful mean exactly the same thing? No. What is illegal group activity called? FRAUD!!! Is fraudulent group behavior free? No dear. How can we keep illegal fraudulent government group activity from happening? By singing? NO. BY HAVING AND KEEPING A QUORUM AND LIVING UP YOUR OATH TO SECURE RESIDENT’S RIGHTS.

    • Nial Sherwood Williams says:

      Thank you for your defense of freedom and liberty GAleutian.

      Your references to Constitutional rights are consistently outstanding. Your application of these principles also seems consistent, logical and well founded legally speaking.

      I pray protection in the name of Jesus Christ upon yourself and your family. Speaking the truth in love are among the spiritual gifts the Holy Ghost gives to all. Praise God.

  • G+Aleution says:

    Thank you. Sometimes older people keep on learning new things. Many haven’t been taught well though so we have to be patient with each other. Thanks so much for the prayers I need them very much. I do love our country.

  • Proud Alaskan says:

    I call bull, the assembly is trying to shut down the public speaking out on this issue.
    I’m still Not going to wear a mask, Blank you.
    Sorry but it’s my life to run not yours.

    • Aaron Blumenthal says:

      I am with you! Not just your life. You are actually doing a favor to everyone by helping with the immunity boost.

  • BackcountryBoy says:

    This might actually be a blessing in disguise. It gives everyone a break. I have been watching these meetings since they started and after 50 hours of testimony, I’m sure everyone is exhausted. With the only elected opposition to this proposed ordinance coming from Allard, Kennedy, and Bronson, I want them to be in top physical, mental, and spiritual health. In addition, it delays the vote on the proposed ordinance by at least a few days and possibly a week or more. Every little bit of freedom counts. Let’s all take a break and focus on what’s most important, spending time with God and spending time with our families. Once they announce the next meeting, we can all rejoin the testimony refreshed and ready to stand firm.

  • G Aleution says:

    When they deprive us of rights it’s a tort. Primate Law. Scribble. File a Common law (not high standard) Claim for your rights. After usurpation then you have standing to make claim under common law in the private. You owe me. File criminal complaint first to get punitive damages. due criminal claim first. Tort claim process is 90 days then collect your money from the ultra vires lady who has no immunity because of acting out her authority. They are tort feasors. Mano amano. We are all equal. No one has the right to trespass and steal our rights. This applies everywhere. Law of the land everyday. Common law jurisdiction in 7th Amendment. Why? Go after their bonds. Follow due process of law.

  • G Aleution says:

    Knarledge is power. Stop talking to them. Start writing to them.

  • G Aleution says:

    You cannot deprive anyone of liberty.

  • Ed+Martin+Jr says:

    This action by the Assembly is your typical ” COP OUT “!
    Carry on you wokers with your do-nothing, fearful governance !
    Further frustrating & delay only galvanizes resolve of the Patriots of freedom of choice & the voice of freedom.
    DON”T GIVE UP ANCHORAGE! A loss of freedom inevitably leads to , the creation of an oppressive society, the tyranny of a dictator, and the serfdom of the individual .

  • Nicole says:

    It’s all for game playing!
    Megs! Recall ballots came out this week with big show of Americans at assembly!
    And now a positive China bug! At assembly!

    Commen sense
    Use it well!

  • Michael S Totten says:

    I also call BULL

  • G Aleution says:

    Perhaps the Lieutenant Governor can overnight a copy of Mason’s Manual of Legislative Procedure to Anchorage Mayor. It’s needed urgently. Perhaps a contract with a Constitutional lawyer to augment legal services would be a good idea.