Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz is taking strong objection to work being done in Juneau by state legislators. In the wake of several proposals by lawmakers to cut the state budget including shifting public employee retirement costs to local governments and ending municipal revenue sharing the normally affable Mayor has appeared on several tv and radio outlets to offer harsh criticism of their work.
He told KTVA’ “Its chaos, they don’t know what they’re doing.”
“They’re lashing about, they’re just flailing around, and what they need to do is have a coherent plan,” he said. “And if you don’t have a coherent plan, it’s just simply going to be expenses that are born by the taxpayers of Anchorage and of other communities across the state. There are ways to do this right and there are ways to do it wrong, and what they’re doing now is just wrong.”
Here is the full interview: