Mayor Dave Bronson introduces ballot prop to ask voters if they want Muni Clerk elected, but Assembly puts it on ice until August

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Anchorage Assembly Mayor Dave Bronson on Tuesday night offered a ballot proposition to ask voters if they wish to change the municipal charter and have the Municipal Clerk elected by the people. It’s a system that is done in many other large cities around the nation, while in smaller communities, the clerk is often an appointed role.

The clerk oversees elections, takes and keeps minutes of Assembly meetings and performs other official functions at the direction and oversight of the Assembly. The mayor has no authority over her, and yet yer position is extremely power, as evidenced in the handling of the last municipal election, when many ballots were

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