Local Politics

Berkowitz Hires Innovation Czar

As we reported in Friday in the Sun would happen, the Mayor has hired Brendan Babb to be the Muni’s Chief Innovation Officer.

Don’t know what that means? Neither do I, but here is the Mayor’s explanation.




Muni Election Post Mortum

After a few days have passed in order to let the election results settle out, now is a good time to look at what we can take away from what happened Tuesday.









Croft Mailer Bashes Trombley and Perman

Candidate for Assembly from West Anchorage Eric Croft spent a lot of time and energy amassing a campaign bankroll of over $100,000, a huge amount by Assembly candidate standards. Now it appears he is deploying it against his opponents.








What I Know…I Think: Terre Gales

It is one week from election day in the Municipality of Anchorage and what I know is Terre Gales is going to lose and lose badly to Forrest Dunbar.

Frankly that is a shame. It shouldn’t have been, and didn’t need to be that way.







Why Vote Yes On Prop 8?

With the prospect of new state income and/or sales taxes on the horizon, can we really endure a Tax Cap loophole that would have allowed property taxes to increase up to 50% MORE than they are today?