Mayor Ethan Berkowitz wants to know what Anchorage thinks about Anchorage - and announces the creation of a new place for the Mayor to receive feedback, comments, questions, and concerns.Learn more
2016 Anchorage Community Council Survey
See the results of the 2016 Anchorage Community Council Survey and share your comments, the survey began April 1 and finished May 30, 2015 with all results displayed here immediately upon completion.
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
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
The Charteri gives Anchorage’s Mayor the authority to stop an action approved by the Assembly. A mayor can stop (veto) an ordinance (code change) from being enacted. Anchorage’s Mayor also has “line-item” veto authority, which enables the Mayor to reduce the dollar amount approved in a budget. Eight (out of eleven) members of the Assembly then can override a mayor’s veto, thereby allowing the ordinance to become law.read more read more