An administration proposal to eliminate a few municipal boards and commissions and set “sunset dates” for most of those remaining raised some hackles this week. And while I ultimately decided not to support the legislation, its passage isn’t as bad as some might think.
If you haven’t done so already, or perhaps even if you have, please read through yesterday’s article about fire code restrictions leading to the cancellation of a concert at The Dome and contemplate whether anything about it strikes you as just a little bit odd. After that, read on…
As I mentioned in my previous post, we’ve seen a steady flow of e-mail traffic regarding the re-write of Title 21, the section of municipal code that governs land use and planning. Over the past several years citizens, developers, planners and the Assembly worked together (and occasionally at odds with one another) to write new ”provisionally adopted” chapters. With most of the heavy lifting complete the primary remaining task was reconciliation of that work to address inconsistencies and gaps, which is where we are today. And because that’s the same place we’ve been for about a year some folks are getting understandably antsy.
Summer in Alaska means there’s lots to do, which usually means less focus on matters political (probably a good thing). Still, there are quite a few activities going on so we’ll go around the horn with a quick synopsis:
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