2013 budget season is here

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

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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.

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Budget News

2015 State Legislative Program

Municipality of Anchorage, 2015 State Legislative Program (State Fiscal Year 2016)

2015 State Legislative Program (pdf)

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Recent Articles

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

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2016 Anchorage Community Council Survey

See the results of the 2016 Anchorage Community Council Survey and share your comments, the survey began April 1 and finished May 30, 2015 with all results displayed here immediately upon completion.

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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.

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Community Council Surveys

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

Pleasant Valley subdivision (tied with ARDSA in SFCC survey, should be included within this program.
Delete. Fairview not consulted.

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. 

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Gift Anchorage

Donate To City Services

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

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Helpful Terminology

A category of revenue that comes from the State of Alaska that helps pay for the operating budget. The primary program is a form of revenue sharing that provide general assistance to support municipal programs (it doesn’t have a specified purpose). The Municipality also receives grants from the state that are for specified programs.

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