• Forecast
  • News Tip
  • Categories
Temperature Precipitation
Estimated read time
52s

Assembly passes $467 million budget

By KTVA CBS 11 News 11:22 AM November 20, 2013

No decision on proposed tennis court facility

ANCHORAGE – After hours of meetings Tuesday, the Anchorage Assembly passed a $467 million municipal operating budget.

The final budget included several hundred thousand dollars more than Mayor Dan Sullivan’s original proposal, and while the legislative body came to an agreement on city spending, they postponed a contentious decision on a new tennis facility in West Anchorage.

At stake: $10.5 million in state money included with maintenance funding for existing Anchorage facilities. Some Assembly members have argued the funding should go towards upkeep costs at current public structures, while members of Anchorage’s tennis community said the state clearly intended the money to go towards a new recreation center.

For weeks, Assembly members have considered whether to spend the $10.5 million elsewhere, buy an existing Mountain View tennis facility offered for sale by the Alaska Club or proceed with construction plans near the Dempsey-Anderson Ice Arena on Northern Lights Boulevard. Tuesday night, there was no resolution.

The Assembly is scheduled to continue the tennis spending debate Dec. 3.

Latest Stories

  • Sports

    UAA volleyball says ‘Aloha’ this week

    by Dave Goldman on Aug 23, 23:23

    When most people say “I’m going to Hawaii,” it means a vacation. The University of Alaska Anchorage volleyball team is going to Hawaii—but this is a business trip. The UAA Seawolves, ranked 14, will travel to Oahu for three matches beginning Thursday night at Brigham Young University-Hawaii in Laie. That match will air on GCI Channel 124 beginning at 9:30 […]

  • News

    Deadly earthquake rattles central Italy

    by CBS/AP on Aug 23, 21:27

    ROME – A strong earthquake struck central Italy early Wednesday, collapsing homes on top of residents as they slept. At least 10 people were reported dead in two hard-hit towns that were partially demolished. The mayor of the quake-hit town of Accumoli, Stefano Petrucci, said at least six people had died there, including a family of […]

  • News

    Wasilla man dies in crash near Chickaloon

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 23, 21:21

    A Wasilla man died Monday afternoon after his vehicle collided with another vehicle on the Glenn Highway. Alaska State Troopers arrived at the scene of the crash at mile 94 near Chickaloon around 4 p.m. Matanuska-Susitna Borough EMS also responded, and pronounced one of the drivers involved, 31-year-old Joshua Campbell, dead at the scene, according […]

  • News

    Smashburger adds to South Anchorage development

    by Heather Hintze on Aug 23, 21:10

    Not one, but two new burger joints opened in Anchorage in just one week. BurgerFi expanded to a second location in East Anchorage on Monday. Alaska’s first Smashburger will host its grand opening on Wednesday. Owner Mark Larson said he chose the location across from Cabela’s on 100th Avenue and C Street because he wants […]

  • News

    State considers whether to privatize Alaska Psychiatric Institute

    by Lauren Maxwell on Aug 23, 20:52

    It’s no secret that the State of Alaska is looking to save money any way it can. One question legislators are asking is whether it would be cheaper for a private company to run the Alaska Psychiatric Institute (API), the state’s only public psychiatric hospital. Randall Burns, the director of behavioral health for the Alaska Department […]

  • News

    Advocacy groups concerned after lawmaker shows support for convicted child molester

    by Liz Raines on Aug 23, 20:45

    Child advocacy groups are responding to one lawmaker’s perceived support for a man convicted of sexually abusing his 11-year-old foster daughter. Juneau Rep. Cathy Muñoz has asked a Superior Court judge to reconsider sentencing in the case of Thomas Jack Jr, who Muñoz describes as a family friend. The state has requested a sentence of 49 […]

  • News

    Disaster mitigation begins along Matanuska River

    by Shannon Ballard on Aug 23, 19:54

    Disaster mitigation work began on Tuesday for a stretch of the Matanuska River facing a severe, ongoing erosion problem. Truckloads of rock came between the rushing river’s eroding bank and the busy Old Glenn Highway. When Gov. Bill Walker issued a disaster declaration on Monday night, the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT) immediately initiated […]

  • Crime

    Charging documents reveal possible gang affiliations in recent kidnapping case

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 23, 17:29

    When the third and likely final suspect in a kidnapping and assault case was arraigned Tuesday afternoon, the charging documents against him and other suspects were unsealed and made public. Within the pages, the victim says her alleged kidnappers have gang affiliations and may be involved in recent Anchorage homicides. Serge Azede II, 24, turned […]