ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan discussed the city budget for the next year at a press briefing on Wednesday,. Staffers in the mayor's office said they can't remember a time when the city hasn't lost out on some money from the Governor Parnell's budget vetoes.
Mayor Sullivan talked about what Anchorage took away from the state budget. $5 million will go towards The Anchorage Museum, $1 million for the Egan Center, and $2 million for upgrades to the Loussac Library.
$5.2 million will go towards the Sullivan Arena parking lot expansion along with building upgrades. The Port of Anchorage received $98.5 million, allowing the revised port expansion project to move forward.
Mayor Sullivan said he is pleased with how the Governor handled both the operating and capital budgets. "It really fits in with our philosophy we have put forth both in our bonds and in our request to the legislature. We're really focusing on deferred maintenance and taking care of the assets we already own," he said.