Anchorage Assemblywoman Jamie Allard wanted to do an independent audit of the CARES Act fund disbursement in Anchorage.
The next thing that happened was she was kicked off as chair of the Assembly Audit Committee, as she was coming out with the annual plan for the audit.
Chairman Felix Rivera “deplatformed” Allard from her role as head of audit, because he said he doesn’t like her tone. He replaced her with South Anchorage Assemblywoman Suzanne LaFrance.
Rivera has also censored Allard during Assembly meetings.
Rivera told Allard in an email message that, “I don’t appreciate your tone in replying Mr. Alex Slivka (Chief Fiscal Officer and chief adviser on the Corona Virus Relief Fund. “I believe this committee will be better served by having a more seasoned chair.” Allard is still a regular voting member of the committee.
Allard has question about what happened to the summer workers who worked on the trails, paid for with CARES Act funds, and what the Girdwood Clinic did with the money the Assembly awarded it.