Public hearing on Anchorage masking nixed as mandate enacted via emergency ordinance


    The Anchorage Assembly has cancelled two previously scheduled public hearings on a controversial mask mandate proposal. The cancellations come after the Assembly passed an emergency order on Oct. 12, a move which effectively ended the ongoing public hearing on the matter so the Assembly could implement the mandate.

    A citywide mask mandate is now in effect for the next 60 days.

    The Assembly held seven meetings on the proposed ordinance with several hundred residents coming out in strong opposition to the plan. Mayor Dave Bronson is among those opposed.


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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 20 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.

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    1. I sincerely wish/hope that those who show up to push back against the mask mandate would also show up to fight the Critical Race Theory/BLM matter at the Anchorage School Board meeting. Unfortunately, ASD has scheduled its meetings the same night as the Assembly meetings by design to limit people from hearing what is being taught our students. Transparency NOT.

    2. They are gonna have an emergency vote tonight! They are scheming to make more public testimony moot! Go tonight, occupy the Assembly!

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