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Anchorage Assembly meeting Oct. 12

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The regular Anchorage Assembly Meeting scheduled for Oct. 12 at 5 pm will proceed in person in the Assembly Chambers at the Loussac Library, in spite of the Covid-19 outbreak on the dais last Thursday.

However, the three agenda items from Friday’s cancelled special assembly meeting will not be up for public hearing at this meeting.

The public hearing for AO 2021-91, the compulsory mask law, will be continued at a special meeting this Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 6 pm, with possible continuation to Thursday, Oct. 14 at 6 pm.

The public hearing for AO 2021-92, the new rules for the mayor’s appointees, will move to the Regular Assembly Meeting of Oct. 27. This new ordinance that puts appointees on a fast track for their confirmations is intended to prevent the mayor from having appointees serving in acting positions for several weeks. Also, if his appointees are not presented for approval on the hastened schedule, the opponents of the mayor will have grounds for starting a recall.

The public hearing for AO 2021-90 will move to the Regular Assembly Meeting of Dec. 7. This is the ordinance that would give the Assembly control over all the space it occupies in city buildings, and give it the authority to remove members of the public is sees as undesirable to the process, as it did during the summer of 2020.

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Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.

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