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Anchorage facing $30 million budget gap

...curbing the growth of Anchorage's city government from the time he took office in mid-2009.Sullivan and Acting Mayor Matt Claman, who served the first half of 2009, made drastic budget cuts that year after a stock market crash in fall 2008 caused...
Anchorage focuses on problem of city inebriates

...public about $550,000, according to a health department estimate. During Wednesday's meeting, Assembly member Matt Claman, chairman of the public safety committee, asked if Heun saw the farm as a place people would go voluntarily. "It...
Anchorage audit faults former mayor, assembly

...economy crashed and city investments lost millions. Two weeks after Begich left office, his successor, Acting Mayor Matt Claman, announced a $17 million deficit in the 2009 city budget. The audit performed by MRW Consulting Group of Plantation...
Mayoral front-runners heading for runoff

...Sarah Palin triggered the Troopergate investigation. He finished fourth. The post had been filled by Acting Mayor Matt Claman since Democrat Mark Begich resigned after defeating incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens in the November election...
Sullivan wins mayor's race in Anchorage

...Dan Sullivan got 43 percent of the votes. Croft was second with 19 percent. The post has been filled by Acting Mayor Matt Claman since Democrat Mark Begich resigned after defeating incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens in November.
Anchorage homeless rate nearly doubles

...ANCHORAGE - Municipal officials say the homeless rate has nearly doubled in Anchorage in the last two years. Acting Mayor Matt Claman released the new figures Wednesday. The number of people homeless in the state's largest city is nearly 3,000 this...
Anchorage mayor to pay own way to conference

ANCHORAGE - Acting Anchorage Mayor Matt Claman said he'll pay his own way to attend the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors next week.Claman said he recognizes...
Prospects narrowing for gay rights ordinance

...administration is dimming. Tuesday is the cutoff to pass the anti-discrimination ordinance under the support of Acting Mayor Matt Claman, a Democrat. If the proposal is passed by the Anchorage Assembly after that, Mayor-elect Dan Sullivan, a Republican...
More testimony in Anchorage on gay rights

...The Anchorage Assembly chamber was packed for another round of public testimony on a gay rights proposal. Assemblyman Matt Claman got three votes Tuesday to set a public hearing on a proposed ordinance that would ask voters to add sexual orientation...
Anchorage budget gap expected to expand by $9 million

...of fees. The city operating budget passed by the Anchorage Assembly totaled roughly $433 million, but acting mayor Matt Claman announced in January that the budget was $17 million in the hole because of poor investment returns caused by the world's...


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