Camp abatement. It’s not a new summer opportunity for your kids, instead it’s the surprisingly complicated issue of how our community deals with camps established by our homeless population on municipal lands. As background information, last year the Assembly approved an ordinance that allowed for the Anchorage Police Department to post notices at illegal camp sites and for eviction (removal) to commence 12 hours later. But that’s not how the law has been employed.
As you may have read backers of ballot measure 1, the so-called anti-corruption initiative, recently announced a cessation of their campaign. That hasn’t stopped foes of the initiative, who refer to it as a gag law, from continuing their campaign. In fact, a friend of mine associated with coalition opposing ballot measure 1 sent me an invitation to a fundraiser & education event taking place on Thursday, June 17, at 5 pm in the Snow Goose restaurant, and asked that I make mention of it on my blog. So, mission accomplished.
As promised, the Port committee’s June 10 meeting focused on dredging (underwater excavation) issues and featured an extensive presentation from local representatives of the US Army Corps of Engineers. We covered a lot of ground, and here are some highlights:
Yes, the moment you’ve been waiting for – another meandering blog post! Away we go…
Next Port committee meeting:
A newly-constituted Assembly Port committee held its first meeting on Tuesday, May 18. Prior to that, there were three stories in the local paper discussing the subject:
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