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Public Testimony Opportunity in Anchorage:
Comprehensive Fiscal Plan Working Group
This Thursday, July 29th, from 6:00pm - 9:00pm the Comprehensive Fiscal Plan Working Group will be taking public testimony at the Anchorage Legislative Office Building, located on the 1st floor of the Wells Fargo Building at 1500 W. Benson Blvd., on the corner of Minnesota and Benson.
Alaskans in the Anchorage area are encouraged to share their perspectives with lawmakers on the issues raised during the working group's hearings so far, including:
The State’s financial outlook;
How to solve the structural budget deficit;
options to protect the Permanent Fund and the Dividend Program, and;
The meeting this Thursday will not be teleconferenced, so participation is in-person only. However, the working group will take testimony statewide via teleconference during their meeting in Juneau on Monday, August 2nd from 6:00pm - 9:00pm. You can join by calling the respective numbers below at the start of the meeting:
Juneau residents: 907-586-9085
Anchorage residents: 907-563-9085
Alaskans calling from anywhere else: 844-586-9085
Additionally, the working group will take testimony in-person in Wasillathis Friday at 6:00pm, and in FairbanksthisSaturday at 1:00pm.
The past few weeks I have received over 100 responses to my survey both by mail and online. It only takes around 5 minutes to complete, and will help me understand how East Anchorage feels about the state's fiscal situation, as well as Mayor Bronson's proposed homeless shelter on Tudor and Elmore.
I will be closing the survey next week in order to review your comments before the next special session. Please take a few minutes to fill it out if you haven't yet.