Assembly candidates take center stage at public forum


by Your Alaska Link News Team

ANCHORAGE-Eight assembly candidates took center stage in Anchorage Monday to showcase their plans for the future of the last frontier's largest city.

The seat for south Anchorage currently has no incumbent.
All three candidates running for the district seat have ideas of how they would like to target specific problems.

Pete Noland is focusing on issues he's heard from knocking on doors, such as pot hole problems and drainage issues.

While Bruce Dougherty says he hopes to bridge the gap on the housing shortage.

Attorney Bill Evans says he's looking at the budget and  the largest portion it's designated for, labor and benefits.

Evans is not the only one with his eye on managing the budget.
West Anchorage candidate, Phil Eisley and current assemblyman Bill Starr say the city needs to tighten it's financial belt.

Former state representative Pete Peterson keeps his plans for Anchorage simple, "I'm going to work hard and listen to my constituents," Peterson said.

Some current assemblymen up for re-election are hoping their accomplishments as board members will mean another term.Current assemblyman, Adam Trombley cited his work on building permits, ""builders were waiting anywhere form 6-9 weeks for a building permit they're now getting within 3-5 days because of the ordinance," he said.

Muni elections are scheduled for April first.

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