Municipality of Anchorage, 2014 State Legislative Program (State Fiscal Year 2015)view
Welcome to the Municipality of Anchorage’s budget website. The site’s goal is to not only provide information about the budget and its development process, but also to solicit your comments on ongoing budget priorities.read more
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Just as many of our city's families are making hard choices about how to balance their household budget, the Municipality is looking at its expenses and ways to be more responsible with taxpayer money. We will look at every dollar being spent in order to ensure it is delivering cost-effective results.Learn more
Tax Relief Solutions
Citizen Tax Saving Suggestion
Submitted: Thursday, October 27, 2011
Since property owners need not re-apply for residential or senior citizen property tax exemptions every year it appears to be quite easy to keep an exemption one is no longer qualified to have. Example: someone with exemptions decides tread more
Five major service areas
Community Council Surveys
Comments submitted by the community are an important factor in developing the Capital Improvement Budget/Program (CIB/CIP)
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CIP Frequently Asked Questions
- In the spring, OMB routes project lists to the community councils for comments.
- Each department evaluates projects identified and develops a prioritized needs list.
- Bonds: Primary funding source is voter approved bonds.
- Federal: secondary funding source is federal funding programmed through the AMATS TIP
Municipally-owned utilities (AWWU, ML&P) and enterprises (Port, Merrill Field, Solid Waste Services) do not pay property taxes. Municipal Enterprise Service Assessment (MESA) or Municipal Utility Service Assessment (MUSA) is a payment similar to a property tax that is assessed on these entities.read more