2013 budget season is here

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

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Welcome Anchorage

Welcome to the Municipality of Anchorage’s budget website.  The site’s goal is to not only provide information about the budget and its development process, but also to solicit your comments on ongoing budget priorities.

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Budget News

2014 State Legislative Program

Municipality of Anchorage, 2014 State Legislative Program (State Fiscal Year 2015)

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Recent Articles

We want to hear from you!

Tax Savers

Just as many of our city's families are making hard choices about how to balance their household budget, the Municipality is looking at its expenses and ways to be more responsible with taxpayer money. We will look at every dollar being spent in order to ensure it is delivering cost-effective results.

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Tax Relief Solutions

Property Tax Relief Community Dialogues

This was an opportunity for the community to gather and discuss our current mix of taxes and share ideas.

Thank you to all that participated, the results will be published as soon as available.

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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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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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Community Council Surveys

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

The current access from Abbott to O'Malley via Birch is HORRIBLE for bicycling.
We continue to ask for this to be removed from the list... it is not wanted.

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

Revenues earned by a program, including fees for service, license and permit fees, and fines.

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