‘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.’
AG Clarkson’s memo is “inaccurate legal advice” that “sows confusion” and “puts State of Alaska employees in legal jeopardy,” wrote Anchorage Municipal Attorney Kate Vogel.
They’re hoping to avoid another hunker down.
A starting point for improving community-police relations in Anchorage.
“That kind of effort and intimidation and bullying ought to be rejected in the strongest possible terms,” the mayor said.
“We are closer to the beginning than the end,” he said.
Hall and Conkling argue in support of pending alcohol tax vote in Anchorage, writing “To those of us that see these challenges firsthand, there is no denying that these additional resources will make a difference.”
The idea comes as the Anchorage Assembly is considering instituting new taxes to fill the gap left by dwindling state assistance to communities.
The result makes it cheaper for Anchorage to bond, but there could be trouble in the future.
Many seniors spoke through tears or anger when talking about how the overnight elimination of the Senior Benefits Program, dental benefits and others have left them unsure what to do.