As already reported in our local paper, I sent the following e-mail to the municipal clerk this afternoon:
Please distribute this to all members.
I had the opportunity to meet with Mr. Wheeler this afternoon and discuss his report and our follow-up to it. At this point I would like to cancel our work session on this subject (scheduled for January 8 ) while continuing our work on suggestions stemming from that effort [e.g. ordinance(s) clarifying and standardizing fiscal reporting requirements]. To the extent our efforts require continued contributions from the Municipal Attorney’s office or other Administration officials I would gently remind my colleagues to please ensure they respect any confidentiality applied to those communications in order to minimize the municipality’s liability risk.
I welcome any questions and wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!
I don’t think this comes as any surprise, nor do I think this ends the discussion. My hope is this results in continued efforts to improve communication between the Assembly, Administration and all residents of Anchorage.
As with my offer to my colleagues, I welcome questions and wish you a continued happy holiday season!
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