Anchorage Mayor Dave Bronson has directed that a large number of prohibited homeless campsites and assorted structures be removed from the site of Third Street and Ingra.

“Today I directed municipal resources to clean up the growing number of homeless camps at 3rd and Ingra,” Bronson said on June 26. “We are taking immediate action to clean up the illegal structures, pallets, accumulating trash, and abandoned vehicles on the property that previously was the old Alaska Native Hospital. Code enforcement will be tagging abandoned vehicles and those will be removed as soon as possible.”

Bronson added that he aims to “protect public property and the safety of residents and businesses in the area, while respecting the rights of all citizens.”

The mayor released a one-minute video of the cleanup effort, including a more detailed explanation of his intentions.

Mayor Bronson cleans out illegal homeless campsite in downtown Anchorage

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.