Mayor's veto falls to assembly override

Photo 1: Assembly Chair Dick Traini and Mayor Dan Sullivan attempt to persuade Assembly Member Bill Starr on the veto override vote. Starr would later voted in favor of the veto override. (From left) Assembly Chris Birch, Chair Traini, Mayor Sullivan and Bill Starr.

The annual fill-the-boot, Muscular Dystrophy Association fundraiser with off-duty and on-duty Anchorage firefighters can take place this year as usual. Last night, the Anchorage Assembly overrode Mayor Dan Sullivan’s veto that blocked on-duty municipal employees from participating in private fund raising events.

Photo 2: Brian Arnold and his mother, Marge, after the veto override. At an early public hearing, Brian testified in favor of firefighter participation in the Muscular Dystrophy Association fundraiser. Like last year, he and his mother plan on joining the firefighters at Lake Otis Boulevard and Tudor Road during Fill-the-Boot.


Photos and story by Len Anderson, KSKA – Anchorage

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