Municipal Ballot Propositions Receive Assembly Approval

On April 5th, Anchorage voters will decide the fate of several capital bond propositions totaling more than 100 million dollars. Last night the Anchorage Assembly approved ten propositions to appear on this spring’s municipal election ballot.

The general obligation bond propositions separate into just under 71 million dollars from the Anchorage School District and about 37 million dollars from the municipality.

The district has three requests. The largest is just over 37 million dollars for the final stage of the lengthy Service High Renewal project. Then there’s 16.8 million for large maintenance work and school design projects and 17 million toward capital improvements for career, technical and vocational education facilities. The public hearing on the district’s bonds extended well over an hour. The most divided views circled about the Service High proposal, especially the new 14 million dollar theater portion which caught Richard Braun’s attention.

Len Anderson, KSKA – Anchorage

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