The new group called Alaskans for Open Meetings has had to cancel its Tuesday meeting due to the new emergency order from the acting mayor of Anchorage.
Due to the new meeting limits put in place by Acting Mayor Austin Quinn-Davidson, the Nov. 10 meeting at Gwennie’s Restaurant in Anchorage was cancelled to protect the restaurant owner from harassment by code enforcers.
Quinn-Davidson has set new emergency rules prohibiting gatherings of more than 15 inside, when no food or beverages are being served, or 10 when food and beverages are being served. This is to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, which is now spiking in Alaska.
The group has filed a lawsuit against the Anchorage Assembly for breaking the open meetings laws for several weeks this summer, when the Assembly locked the public out of meetings.
The board of the Alaskans for Open Meetings organization will still be meeting on Tuesday to consider its next move. More about the lawsuit and the organization is at AlaskansforOpenMeetings.com.