Over the weekend, the Office of Information Technology at the Anchorage Municipality radically changed the Muni.org website.
No longer is the Assembly link on the front page, nor Elections, nor Police and Fire, nor the Mayor’s Corner.
Instead, the front page emphasizes Acting Mayor Austin Quinn-Davidson.
The Anchorage Muni.org website now pushes AQD’s Twitter front and center on the page, and to the side, pushes the acting mayor’s Facebook feed. Presumably this will soon reflect the leadership of the elected mayor, rather than the acting one.
The old page has not only been taken down, it is no longer accessible in the web archives commonly known as the “Wayback Machine.” The municipality’s archives appear to have been scrubbed.
One of the big features of the new page is the vaccination box, which tells visitors what percentage of Anchorage has been vaccinated, and how that stacks up to the acting mayor’s 70 percent vaccination goal.
Mayor-elect Dave Bronson will be sworn into office on July 1.