Wednesday July 8th, 2020´╗┐
In this issue:
  • Opportunity for public testimony on the AK CARES Grant Program
  • Online with Ivy this Saturday at 10:00am
  • New 100% Online Vote by Mail Application
  • Road Construction Alerts: Image Dr / Reflection Dr, & Northern Lights Blvd. Closure
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This Thursday, the House Labor & Commerce Committee will take more public testimony on the AK CARES Grant Program. If you are a small business or non-profit owner who has input on this program I encourage you to call in.
You can call into the hearing to offer testimony using these numbers:
  • From an Anchorage-based phone number: 563-9085
  • From a Juneau-based phone number: 586-9085
  • From phones based in other areas of the state, or Outside: 844-586-9085
If you can't call in, you can send your written comments to hlac@akleg.gov.
Click on the image above to go to my official legislative Facebook page.
This Saturday at 10:00am I will hold another Facebook live update on my official legislative page to keep you in the loop and answer all your questions.
These sessions have been a great way to keep in touch virtually while helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19. I hope to *virtually* see you there.
Apply to Vote by Mail Online
Click on the image above to read more about voting early and voting by mail in the upcoming election.
How to Apply Online:
1. Log on to the Division of Elections' Online Absentee Ballot Application System website. You will need a valid Alaska driver's license or ID card to complete your online application. If you don't have either of those documents, you can request a paper application. You can also use this form to register to vote or update your voter registration.
2. Select which election ballot you'd like to receive in the mail. You can request both a primary and general election ballot at the same time.
3. Select your ballot. In the primary, there are two options, and your choice may depend on your political affiliation.
East-side Construction Alert:
Reconstruction of Image Drive / Reflection Drive
Click on the image above to read more about the project online.
Construction will begin mid-July for the Image Drive / Reflection Drive Area Road Reconstruction. The majority of the work will be completed in 2020, with few items like landscaping extending into Spring of 2021.
Expect a new road foundation, asphalt pavement, storm drain system, pedestrian facilities, and street lighting.
More information on the project is available online.
Northern Lights Closure:
Lake Otis Parkway and UAA Drive
Northern Lights Boulevard has closed between Lake Otis Parkway and UAA Drive for 30 days beginning July 5 for a creek culvert replacement project. More information and project updates are available at the project website.
These are tough times. COVID-19 is putting unprecedented stress on Alaskans--both in terms of our health and because of the economic impacts of the public health measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
However, Alaskans always help Alaskans. Now we need to do that more than ever. Please let me know if there is anything my team or I can do to help you. We have been helping Alaskans get information about unemployment, small business relief and more. We are working remotely but checking our voicemails and emails regularly.
We are here to help.
Be well,
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