2021 ResolutionsApproved at the Annual Business Meeting on November 20, 2020
AML resolutions are member-driven and have been approved by a majority of members participating in the Annual Business Meeting. Prior year resolutions have been brought forward and updated as relevant, and this list includes resolutions from 2019 through 2021. AML’s Legislative Committee works with staff and our lobbying team to advance these, especially as prioritized by the board and that Committee. AML Resolutions reflect a continuing interest in changes at the State and Federal levels that would benefit local government, and/or mitigate negative impacts.
2019-07: Alaska Municipal League requests Title 29 be amended 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.
2020-02: Alaska Municipal League opposes decisions by DOT&PF to increase their indirect rates; supporting increased funding for the Community Transportation Program; and encouraging policy to enable local-delivered projects and locally managed federal funds.
2020-03: Alaska Municipal League expresses support for rural law enforcement efforts such as the VPO and VPSO program, while recognizing the need for increased investment and the potential for reform to ensure both public safety and the sustainability of law enforcement efforts in rural Alaska.
2020-04: Alaska Municipal League opposes any increase to the required minimum local contribution or decreases to State funding levels; removing the maximum local contribution allowable; and considering Impact Aid as part of the local contribution.
2020-05: Alaska Municipal League expresses support for reform to PERS that includes a complete pay-down of the unfunded liability; conditionally, requesting 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.
2020-07: Alaska Municipal League supports full payment of currently obligated school bond debt reimbursement; opposing an extension to the school bond debt reimbursement moratorium; and supporting a careful and deliberate reform of State support of school construction and maintenance.
2020-09: Alaska Municipal League supports the effort to maximize local self-government, respect local control, and encourage the State to provide funding for the adoption of powers and incorporation, including borough formation where feasible.
2020-15: Alaska Municipal League considers the reductions to funding for the Alaska Marine Highway System in FY20 and the changes to the winter schedule unacceptable; opposes any further reduction to the System’s budget and supports reform that is sustainable and responsive to the needs of coastal communities.
2020-16: Alaska Municipal League opposes any further reductions to Community Assistance and in support of an appropriation to the Community Assistance Fund that would bring the Fund total back up to $90 million.