Two big ordinances are being considered at the Feb. 2 meeting of the Mat-Su Borough Assembly.
One would allow the elected mayor to manage the borough — this ordinance could not be enacted without voter approval, however. This is called a strong mayor form of government and would repeal the current manager form of government.
The other would change the borough to a “first class” from its current second class status, which would give the borough numerous powers that would not require voter approval.
The titles of the ordinances are:
OR 20-046 – Strong Mayor: An Ordinance Repealing The Manager Plan Of Government And Submitting The Proposal To The Qualified Voters At The November 3, 2020, Regular Borough Election.
OR 20-061 – First Class Borough: An Ordinance Proposing A Reclassification Of The Matanuska-Susitna Borough From A Second Class Borough To A First Class Borough And Submitting The Proposal To The Qualified Voters At The November 3, 2020 Regular Borough Election.
The Assembly meets at 6 pm on Feb. 2, at the Assembly Chambers, 350 E. Dahlia Ave., Palmer.
The agenda can be downloaded here: