Proposition 7 - Questions and Answers

Photo of two senior citizens enjoying looking at books

If approved, Proposition 7 will pay for fixing up Anchorage Senior Activity Center, Chugiak-Eagle River Senior Center, the Loussac and Mountain View Libraries, and more. The entire bond amount is $5.3 million. The tax increase would amount to approximately $1.35 per $100,000 of assessed value per household.

Look for Prop 7, titled AREAWIDE FACILITIES CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT BONDS on your municipal ballot.

Who uses public facilities?

  • Over 100,000 people a year use the Anchorage Senior Center including students, non-profits, dance groups and the business community.
  • Municipal residents use public libraries regularly. Anchorage public libraries have almost a MILLION visits per year.

What will the bond pay for?

  • Leaking roof renovations
  • Leaking windows and skylight replacement
  • Earthquake/seismic modifications
  • Buckling carpet and flooring replacement
  • Building safety rehabilitation
  • Elevator modernization

Who owns these facilities?

  • These are city owned properties.
  • These are heavily used buildings that serve the entire municipality.

Ballots will be mailed out March 17 and are due April 7.

MORE AT: Muni.org/VoteByMail & LWVAnchorage.org

This message paid for by Anchorage Public Library, 3600 Denali St, Anchorage, AK 99503.