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.”
The seat would be added to the Anchorage’s downtown district after the districts are redrawn according to the 2020 census. The downtown district would grow while others would be smaller.
With nearly 50 percent of the vote, Quinn-Davidson is set to represent West Anchorage.
They say Graham-Cassidy would hurt the state’s economy and undercut the efforts to cut down on crime.
The 2017 Anchorage election isn’t entirely in the books. There’are a School Board race and several ballot propositions still in doubt, but for the most part, we now know how things turned out.
With that in mind, here are my thoughts on last night’s winners and losers.