2020 Resolutions Passed at Annual Meeting

Statutory

2019-04 The Alaska Municipal League urges the Alaska State Legislature to enact legislation requiring disclosures of all real property sales in the State of Alaska.

2019-07 The Alaska Municipal League requests that the Alaska State Legislature amend Title 29 to remove the audit requirement for Community Assistance, and provide a one-time waiver of past audit requirements, thereby releasing all outstanding Community Revenue Sharing/Assistance funds.

2019-10 The Alaska Municipal League urges the Alaska Legislature to pass legislation redefining the transferability of limited entry salmon permits by allowing an additional name to be listed on permits to keep permits in rural communities.

2020-03 The Alaska Municipal League opposes decisions by DOT&PF to increase their indirect rates; and that the Alaska Municipal League supports increased funding for the Community Transportation Program; and encourages changes to DOT&PF policy to enable local-delivered projects and acceptance by local governments of federal transportation project funds.

2020-05 The Alaska Municipal League opposes any increase to the required local contribution for education funding or reductions to the adequacy of State funding of education; and that the Alaska Municipal League supports counting Federal Impact Aid as part of the local government contribution.

2020-11 The Alaska Municipal League encourages the State of Alaska to develop a plan to transfer authority to accept federal funds from the State directly to local governments or their designee.

2020-21 The Alaska Municipal League supports an amendment to AS 29.45.500 to require municipalities to pay interest at a reasonable, market-based rate in circumstances where it is required to pay interest on tax refunds.

Systems

2019-01 The Alaska Municipal League encourages the Alaska State Legislature to consider the development of a Community Dividend.

2019-08 The Alaska Municipal League requests that the Governor and Alaska State Legislature increase capacity within the Office of Management and Budget to evaluate costs to communities of State and Legislative budget and legislative actions; and that the Alaska Municipal League encourage consideration of a municipal impact fiscal note to be included in all relevant legislation prior to submission.

2020-02 The Alaska Municipal League encourages the Legislature to meet as the Assembly of the Unorganized Borough, and to take up its governance as required by the Constitution.

2020-04 The Alaska Municipal League supports rural law enforcement efforts such as the VPO and VPSO programs; and that the Alaska Municipal League recognizes the need to match spending to needs identified by both programs, and for any necessary reform to ensure both public safety and the sustainability of law enforcement efforts in rural Alaska.

2020-06 The Alaska Municipal League acknowledges and appreciates DEC’s new policy to test for and analyze a full suite of PFAS compounds; and that the Alaska Municipal League requests that State and Federal action on PFAS continue to occur, including to establish PFAS compounds as eligible for funding, and set allowable limits and standards for cleanup.

2020-07 The Alaska Municipal League supports reform to PERS that includes a complete pay-down of the unfunded liability; and that the Alaska Municipal League conditionally requests that the State also conduct termination studies, small or struggling employers be allowed to opt out of the system, and that the high interest rate on non-payment be eliminated.

2020-08 The Alaska Municipal League supports economic, resource and infrastructure development that benefits local governments, the State of Alaska, and Alaska residents.

2020-09 The Alaska Municipal League supports all and diverse efforts that contribute to a complete count during the U.S. Census.

2020-12 The Alaska Municipal League supports the effort to maximize local self-government, respect local control, and encourage the State to provide additional resources for the adoption of powers and incorporation, including borough formation where feasible.

2020-15 The Alaska Municipal League supports the Legislature’s efforts toward consensus on the Permanent Fund Dividend.

2020-17 The Alaska Municipal League opposes any State action that would diminish the ability of local governments to tax or receive a share of State tax on local economic activity.

Budget

2019-02 The Alaska Municipal League requests that the Alaska State Legislature fund the Senior Citizen’s/Disabled Veteran’s Property Tax exemption as required in AS 29.45.030(g).

2019-03 The Alaska Municipal League support full annual funding of school bond debt reimbursement and state aid for construction in Regional Educational Attendance Areas.

2019-05 The Alaska Municipal League urges the Governor and the Alaska State Legislature to increase investment in the Renewable Energy Fund; and that the Alaska Municipal League additionally supports continued investment in State energy and energy efficiency programs, including the Revolving Loan Fund Program, Weatherization, Home Energy Rebate Program, Bulk Fuel Construction Program, and Rural Power System Upgrades.

2019-09 The Alaska Municipal League encourages the Governor and the Alaska State Legislature fund a one-time payoff of PERS arrearages.

2020-01 The Alaska Municipal League supports reinstatement of State funding for the Code Blue program and Local Emergency Planning Committees.

2020-10 The Alaska Municipal League supports full payment of currently obligated school bond debt reimbursement; opposes an extension to the school bond debt reimbursement moratorium; and supports a careful and deliberate reform of State support of school construction and maintenance.

2020-18 The Alaska Municipal League considers unacceptable the reductions to funding for the Alaska Marine Highway System in FY20 and the changes to the winter schedule for many ferry-dependent communities; and that the Alaska Municipal League opposes any further reduction to the System’s budget and supports reform that is sustainable and responsive to the needs of coastal communities.

2020-19 The Alaska Municipal League opposes any further reductions to Community Assistance and supports a veto override of recapitalization or an appropriation to the Community Assistance Fund that would bring the Fund total back up to $90 million.

2020-20 The Alaska Municipal League urges full funding by the Governor and the Alaska Legislature for the State of Alaska’s Municipal Harbor Facility Grant Program in the FY21 Budget in order to ensure enhanced safety and economic prosperity among Alaskan coastal communities.

2020-23 The Alaska Municipal League urges the Alaska Legislature to override the $5 Million veto of AMHS funding for FY2020.