Anchorage to decide on $130 million for schools, public safety, roads

March 20, 2024

Voters in Anchorage will cast their vote on a $130.1 million bond package that would help upgrade schools; improve roads, drainage and parks; enhance public safety and restrooms; and maintain cemeteries and connect trails. The election will be April 2, 2024.

Proposition 1 would allocate $62.4 million to replace the roofs and upgrade the seismic structures at an elementary, middle and high school. The municipality would improve security and build vestibules at three middle schools, fund a separate middle school’s renovation design and replace an elementary school. The bond would also support planning and design services for upcoming projects across nine campuses.

Proposition 3 would deliver $47.1 million for road and drainage projects. If approved, the municipality would use the money to acquire, build, renovate and upgrade the Anchorage Roads and Drainage Service Area. The bond would distribute the funds across 31 projects.

Proposition 8 would provide $5 million to install public restrooms across citywide. Proposition 6 would allocate $4.6 million to help the municipality replace ambulances, transit vehicles and support equipment. Anchorage would also improve signal systems, signage, traffic and safety. Plans include improving transit facilities and centers, school safety zones and bus stops. Passing the bond would support six projects.

Proposition 4 would offer $4.4 million to renovate and rehabilitate trails and parks. Other plans include improving parks and recreational facilities in the Anchorage Parks and Recreation Service Area. The funds would support 13 projects.

Proposition 7 would allocate $4.1 million to improve and maintain cemeteries areawide. In addition, approving Proposition 9 would deliver $4 million to improve public access to roads and connect parking to trailheads.

Finally, Proposition 5 would provide $1.5 million to improve the APD Elmore Station in the Anchorage Metropolitan Police Service Area. This includes reconstructing the roof and renovating the heating delivery system.

Photo courtesy of the APD

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