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

2017 State Legislative Program

Municipality of Anchorage, 2017 State Legislative Program (State Fiscal Year 2018)

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2016 State Legislative Program

2015 State Legislative Program

2018 Anchorage Community Council Survey

The 2018 survey begins March 1, 2017 and will conclude May 31, 2017 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)

DTCC: Low, because we think it is already being done.
DTCC: Medium because it supports our neighbors. Make study meaningful.
DTCC: High, Perhaps with commerce opportunities and toilet locations.

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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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 legal entity that funds particular governmental services. Service areas are created, altered or abolished only with the approval of a majority of those voting on the question within the affected area. Services in a specific service area are paid for from taxes on property within that area (after all other available revenue is put toward the cost of that service). Areawide services (i.e. education, emergency services) are provided to, and paid for by, taxpayers throughout the Municipality. Other services are limited to smaller geographic areas. Examples of service areas are: Chugiak Fire Service Areai (SA), Anchorage Metropolitan Police Service Area, Anchorage Roads and Drainage Service Area (ARDSA), Girdwood Valley Service Area and Glen Alps Limited Road Service Area (LRSA).

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