Things are set to get back on track this week.
It’s unclear when the Anchorage Assembly will finally reach a vote on its proposed mask mandate thanks to an outbreak of covid-19 among Bronson’s administration, but when it does it will almost assuredly have a veto-proof supermajority.
The Bronson administration and its allies have been using the hearings to rile up anti-mask and anti-science testimony over the course of the last two weeks.
Its’ becoming increasingly clear that the plan is to make the job of serving the public so difficult and hostile that it’ll drive away anyone not ready to rubberstamp Bronson’s agenda.
We talked with Travis Neff about his fiery testimony from Monday night’s hearing that put Bronson and his allies on blast for encouraging and supporting a “plagued arena of science-denying bullies.”
The stage is set for the Anchorage Assembly to make a push on masking, which sets the stage for a major showdown with hands-off Mayor Dave Bronson, which all has some other interesting twists.
Anchorage Assemblyman and mayoral candidate Forrest Dunbar joined the chorus of voices denouncing a pair of anti-Semitic license plates reading 3REICH and FUHRER that fellow Assemblywoman Jamie Allard defended as harmless foreign language.
‘Continuing to sequester services downtown will not bring about change in Midtown. Homelessness services need to be integrated into our community so that individuals can utilize public transit for jobs, access health care and look for more permanent housing.’
“The coronavirus has laid bare systemic issues in our society. We must be thoughtful about how we use any funds the Municipality receives to address COVID-19. Our values as a community should be reflected in the decisions we make in the coming months.”
“I am asking my colleagues to slow down and ask some critical questions of the taxes before us.”