Emily Goodykoontz, Anchorage Daily News
Judge rules some city records on resigned Anchorage health department director should be public, even if they’re ‘highly embarrassing’
“The mere fact that information may be highly embarrassing does not render it private,” said Superior Court Judge Andrew Guidi.
Anchorage Mayor Dave Bronson stood by the decision to strike an informal deal, calling it “a matter of public safety.”
Homeless residents, nearby business owners and service providers say that gun violence, assaults, extortion, theft and drug dealing have proliferated, largely unfettered, in the Third Avenue encampment and surrounding streets.
Former top aide to mayor challenged Anchorage election using policy quietly added that day by city IT director
It’s not clear how the former chief of staff to the mayor, Sami Graham, and the two other election observers knew of the internal policy. The city ombudsman is investigating the incident.