Designated borough assembly seats ordinance passes in first reading


February 28, 2019

The borough assembly on Monday passed Ordinance #2019-01 in its first reading, which would assign designated borough assembly seats.

Should the ordinance pass, borough election ballots would no longer allow voters to choose which candidates they want to fill the open assembly seats, but instead, the candidates would choose a specific seat to run for.

“It’s a really good form of democracy,” said vice mayor Jeigh Stanton Gregor. “If I was choosing to run for Senate, I’d either ran against Sen. Sullivan or Sen. Murkowski... It’s more in line with the way we do other elections.”...

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