The Anchorage Assembly will hold a special public hearing, Jan. 19, on a number of controversial proposed ballot propositions for the April 5 city election.

The meeting, which starts at 6 p.m., is specifically allotted for the public to weigh in on the proposed propositions.

Most items deal with capital improvement projects, land use permits, revisions to Limited Road Service Area boundaries, property taxation and general obligation bonds for roads and other public projects. Three items, however, are expected to draw lengthy public debate.

One item (AO 2022-14) deals with an advisory ballot proposition that asks voters whether the Eagle River and Chugiak area should detach from the Municipality of Anchorage to form a separate local government, which does not include the military bases. This proposal is advisory only.

A second, but related item (AO 2022-18) is also an advisory vote asking whether the communities of Birchwood, Chugiak, Eagle River, Eklutna, and Peters Creek should research the potential of detaching the area from the Municipality of Anchorage in order to form a new independent local government.

A third item asks voters whether the city charter should be amended with regard to how the city fills vacancies to the Assembly and the office of the mayor.

The meeting takes place in the Assembly Chambers at Loussac Library. The agenda and a link to a livestream of the meeting can be found here.

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TONIGHT: Anchorage public hearing on props about EaglExit, mayoral & assembly vacancies

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.


  • jh says:

    President Trump at his 2022 rally in Arizona stated “America BELONGS to all of YOU, pointing to the crowd, and DOES NOT belong to THEM!”

  • Theresa says:

    “A third item asks voters whether the city charter should be amended with regard to how the city fills vacancies to the Assembly and the office of the mayor.”

    I wonder who put this item forward. The city charter didn’t seem to matter when Berkowitz stepped down. We didn’t get a special election, just a very special Acting Mayor, who wasn’t even Assembly Chair at the time of the mayor’s stepping down. Why officially change things in the charter if the Assembly can choose not to follow it without any consequences?

  • salty says:

    Is the public assembly putting a government bounty out on parents, like they did in Virginia?

  • jh says:

    Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin, in Virginia is cleaning house. He has asked all “diversity” office staffers (liberal fascists) to resign, and appoints an ANTI-CRITICAL RACE THEORY official…..bahahahahahahah
    Tables turned. The Republicans will mandate that ALL liberal fascists learn “Anti-Race” Critical theory.
    No more hallucinating and no more thinking that it’s perfectly fine to want to be a tomato plant..
    ALASKA MUST FOLLOW GOV. YOUNGKIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • jh says:

    Northern Virginia father tells school board his daughter was “sexually assaulted,” claims the assailant was only suspended for “one day”
    Google the Full Video:
    Our Governor needs to start stepping up to the plate or he will be voted out!!!!!!

  • jh says:

    We need to keep fighting until the radical leftist democratic party, the house of cards come tumbling down.

  • jh says:

    I heard Roseanne Barr had an explosion after a taco Tuesday when the tsunami hit last week.
    We need to contact the radical leftist Democrats for damage control. Is segregation needed?