Infrastructure Bonds Pass
There were four bond propositions for infrastructure projects on the Anchorage Municipal ballot Tuesday, and they all passed.
All four bond propositions passed by large margins during Tuesday’s municipal election. Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan says he believes their passage as a sign that his administration is on the right track.
“I’m real please that all of our bond propositions are passing. For me as mayor, one of the best things that’s the best indicator of whether you’re on the right course or not is that whether the public supports your bonds. And I think the people feel that our fiscal situation has been restored, that we’re on the right track in terms of spending money wisely and when you get your bonds passed, that’s a good indicator.”
Proposition 1 secures 55 million dollars for educational structure improvements. Proposition 2 issues bonds for 2.5 million dollars for emergency service, public safety & public transportation expenses. Proposition 3 issues about 20.5 million dollars to preserve existing roads and drainage infrastructure. Proposition 4 approves 2.5 million dollars for park projects.
There were three other propositions on the ballot. Proposition 5 approved the Campbell Creek Land Exchange for improvements on Dowling Road. Proposition 6 amends the municipal charter to change Assembly member terms to 3 years. Proposition 7, which would have allowed annexation of property in road service areas without a vote of the the affected road service area voters, was the only proposition that didn’t pass.