District 18 - Republican
March 21, 2000
Mid-Session District Survey Results
Dear District 18 Resident:
I have some interim results from many of you who have returned my 2000 Session Survey. I want to thank all of you who have returned your survey. I applaud your involvement! I would also like to encourage those of you who have not returned your survey to do so. Your participation helps me to make the decisions that are necessary, as my decisions are strongly influenced by your input.
Here are the results to date:
Top priority issue that the Legislature should be working on.
Do you support further, targeted cuts of $30 million to the state budget?
Which of the following options do you prefer to balance the state budget?
Which of the following possible sources of state revenue, if any, would you support?
Mayor Mystrom would like the Legislature to abolish the Senior Citizen/Disabled Veterans Property Tax Exemption. Do you feel that:
The Legislature has said that the State cannot afford any net increase in state employee contracts. Do you feel that:
Last session, the Legislature cut Municipal Revenue Sharing (M.R.S.) by 33%. Despite past cuts and knowledge about future cuts, Anchorage has increased the Municipality's budget and property taxes each year. Do you feel that:
The Governor has proposed that the state should initiate a government to government relationship with federally recognized tribes in Alaska. Do you:
Another issue that may interest you is that the Draft Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), as amended, is available for public comment. You can get a copy from the Internet at http://www.dot.state.ak.us/external/state_wide/planning/finalstip98-1.pdf. If you have any concerns about the roads or trails in the Anchorage area, I encourage you to look at the STIP and make any comments to the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities that you think appropriate. The public comment period is open through April 13, 2000.
Lastly, I have been informed that cars parked at Flat Top have been broken into lately, as often as two a day. If you use that parking lot, I thought you might want to know.
Please keep in touch, and if you have any comments or questions about these or any other topics, please contact me.