Tarr’s Times: Restorative Justice, Food Policy, Thanks for attending Town Hall

Last weekend dozens of neighbors stopped by the Mountain View Library for lunch and for our annual Fall Constituent Meeting. WE were joined by Captain Case from the Anchorage Police Department, Cathleen McLaughlin from Partners for Progress, George Martinez from the Office of Mayor Berkowitz, Beth Nordlund from the Anchorage Parks Foundation, and Mr. C from the Mountain View Boys and Girls Club. After a public safety update, our conversation shifted to youth programming- and the dozen of young people who attended our meeting got a chance to step outside of the group, talk with my staff, and together, they organized a list of activities they’d like to see in the district!

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Community Crime & Local Elections

Over the summer, I heard more stories of car and mail thefts, house squatters, drug activity, firearm discharges, car and house break-ins and other disturbing behavior in Fairbanks neighborhoods. The Fairbanks Police Department and Alaska State Troopers are working hard day and night to keep our community safe. One way you can help is by lending your eyes and ears by joining a Neighborhood Watch Crime Prevention program.

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Rep. Matt Claman’s Alaska Matters: Updates on Anchorage Transportation Improvement Program and Airport Runway Renewal

It’s been a September for the record books. We’ve been fortunate with beautiful weather and warm temperatures all month long. Here are updates on the Municipality’s Transportation Improvement Program and the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport North/South runway renewal, as well as a few community events and opportunities to look forward to.

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Rep Gara Earns National Award from Federal Government for Foster Care Work

“Les Gara has dedicated his legislative career to improving outcomes for children and families in Alaska’s child welfare system. He has always been focused on ensuring foster youth have opportunities for a better life and finding them a loving and permanent home,” said Amanda Metivier. “Through his experience in foster care, Les Gara knows what the young men and women in foster care are going through and how to improve their lives. The bills he sponsored and passed through the Alaska Legislature will continue to improve their lives long after his legislative career is over.”

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