2013 budget season is here

Next month we get the first look at next years preliminary budget 


We want to hear from you!

Anchorage Innovates

Mayor Ethan Berkowitz wants to know what Anchorage thinks about Anchorage - and announces the creation of a new place for the Mayor to receive feedback, comments, questions, and concerns.

Learn more

Budget News

2016 State Legislative Program

Municipality of Anchorage, 2016 State Legislative Program (State Fiscal Year 2017)

2016 State Legislative Program (pdf)


Recent Articles

2015 State Legislative Program

Spending responsibly

What is the Money Spent On?

The Operating Budget pays for day-to-day city services—from the employees and equipment to mow the grass at parks and plant flowers; to police officers, their guns and cars; to employees that drive buses, clear snow, and collect property taxes

Learn more

2017 Anchorage Community Council Survey

The 2017 survey begins March 1 and will conclude May 31, 2016 with all results displayed here immediately upon completion.

see 2017 survey

Citizen Tax Saving Suggestion

Five major service areas

What are Service Areas?

The Municipality’s Charter requires that our local government operate under a service area concept, which means that residents in particular areas vote to approve taxes to pay for service(s) from the Municipality.

Learn more

Community Council Surveys

Comments submitted by the community are an important factor in developing the Capital Improvement Budget/Program (CIB/CIP)

Crossing 15th Avenue at Sitka Street is very difficult and dangerous, for cars and especially for pe
I live on Bluebell.
FVCC provided site specific design and $50k seed funding to PM&E in 2014.

CIP Frequently Asked Questions

  • In the spring, OMB routes project lists to the community councils for comments.
  • Each department evaluates projects identified and develops a prioritized needs list.
  • Bonds: Primary funding source is voter approved bonds.
  • Federal: secondary funding source is federal funding programmed through the AMATS TIP

Budget Questionare

Budget Poll

The Mayor wants to know what your priorities are. 

View poll questions

Gift Anchorage

Donate To City Services

Want to make a voluntary contribution to support a city service beyond what you pay in property taxes?

Learn more

Helpful Terminology

The Charteri gives Anchorage’s Mayor the authority to stop an action approved by the Assembly. A mayor can stop (veto) an ordinance (code change) from being enacted. Anchorage’s Mayor also has “line-item” veto authority, which enables the Mayor to reduce the dollar amount approved in a budget. Eight (out of eleven) members of the Assembly then can override a mayor’s veto, thereby allowing the ordinance to become law.

read more