Articles tagged with: Anchorage Assembly
Photos from Alaska Pride Fest 2012, held in Anchorage, AK on June 9, 2011. I took over 800 photos on this day! — I’ve picked the best, and divided them into two slideshows: the Celebrating Diversity Parade, and Pride Fest on the Park Strip. Enjoy!
Barbara Jones, currently the Anchorage Municipal Ombudsman, has been appointed Anchorage Municipal Clerk, and will take up the position on July 1. She will replace Barbara Gruenstein, who submitted a letter of resignation on May 22, on the same day that the Anchorage Assembly recertified the botched April 3 municipal election after the limited 15-precinct hand recount. The 10-voter group which paid for the recount is preparing a report which will reportedly be part of the discussion at an Anchorage Assembly work session on June 15.
A new…ish resident of the Municipality of Anchorage calls the Assembly, Municipal Clerk’s office, and Election Commission on their dissembling about the botched April 3 election.
Anchorage election: Former election coordinator calls for full handcount; voters file for handcount & audit
Former municipal election coordinator Guadalupe Marroquin calls for a full hand count of every precinct’s ballots from the the April 3 Municipal election; and an application for a hand count of 15 precincts and full audit of the election has been been filed with the Municipal Clerk. The Anchorage Assembly meets today (Thursday, May 3) at 5 PM in the Loussac Library on whether to certify the election.
Anchorage Election Commission ignores broken security seals, recommends no independent investigation on broken election
Following its hastily-called two-day “special meeting,” the Municipal Election Commission on Wednesday issued its report recommending that the Anchorage Assembly certify the bollixed April 3 municipal election and recommending against an independent investigation of the election’s numerous irregularities — including broken security seals.
On Friday, April 13, I I was one of many concerned Anchorage voters who went to the Anchorage Assembly chambers in the Loussac Library to observe the Assembly’s work session on the numerous irregularities of the April 3 municipal election.
Alaska Commons editor John Aronno may have been sick at home with a cold, but that didn’t prevent Alaska Commoners from putting out an high quality analysis of last night’s Anchorage Assembly meeting as it related to the previous Tuesday’s problem-plagued election.
On Tuesday, April 10, the ACLU of Alaska released three affidavits of voters and election workers; the Anchorage Assembly voted 7 to 4 against appointing an independent special counsel for the time being; and the Assembly got an earful about election problems.
An update of news about Anchorage’s highly problematic April 3 election since our story of yesterday morning. Bent Alaska urges Anchorage voters to attend tonight’s Anchorage Assembly meeting; Bent Alaska will also be livetweeting from that meeting @bentalaska.
James Crump came to Alaska to find himself, and stayed in Alaska to share himself with us. His death on June 25 at Anchorage’s Pride parade was a blow not only to his family & friends, but also to our whole community. But just what is our community — and where do we go from here?