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Anchorage Assembly considers rules on public pot consumption

...The proposed rules blend the city's statutes on smoke-free workplaces and public alcohol consumption, said Municipal Attorney Dennis Wheeler, whose office drafted the proposal. He said it would be up to the Assembly to expand or restrict...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-16/anchorage-assembly-considers-rules-publ
State
Lawmakers hear from community officials on marijuana regulations

...the city wants to apply to marijuana and doesn't want the borough to have the power to change that.Anchorage Municipal Attorney Dennis Wheeler said the city uses conditional-use permits, which are related to land-use regulations, to decide...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-04/lawmakers-hear-community-officials-mari
State | AK legislature
Lawmakers hear from community officials on marijuana regs

...the city wants to apply to marijuana and doesn't want the borough to have the power to change that.Anchorage Municipal Attorney Dennis Wheeler said the city uses conditional use permits, which are related to land-use regulations, to decide...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-03/lawmakers-hear-community-officials-mari
State
Family of man in Anchorage escalator death sues

...Weidner says the Sept. 20, 2012, tragedy could have been avoided if the city had followed applicable codes.Municipal attorney Dennis Wheeler says surveillance video shows Meiners trying to ride down the escalator on the handrail.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-09/family-man-anchorage-escalator-death-su
State
Anchorage adds firm to defendants in port lawsuit

...2011.The municipality in the two lawsuits is initially seeking $340 million, said Robert Owens, an assistant municipal attorney.The municipality in its amended lawsuit said GeoEngineers, PND and Veco Alaska Inc., which CH2M Hill acquired...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-13/anchorage-adds-firm-defendants-port-law
State
Family of man in Anchorage escalator death sues

...not overlooked the hazard due to their desire to complete the center on time and under budget," Weidner said.Municipal attorney Dennis Wheeler said surveillance video shows Meiners trying to ride down the escalator on the handrail. After the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-10/family-man-anchorage-escalator-death-su
State
Guard members sue over leaked records

...related to disciplinary proceedings that it is looking at to determine if criminal cases could be filed, Anchorage municipal attorney Dennis Wheeler said. The focus currently is not on the alleged improper release of records, Wheeler said.An...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-30/guard-members-sue-over-leaked-records
State
Our local governments deserve more respect

...merits of any particular lawsuit or not, the process must be defended and respected. In my three decades as a municipal attorney, I have never known a governor to do what Gov. Parnell did last month when he warned Ketchikan, "I will view any...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-14/our-local-governments-deserve-more-re
Opinion
My Turn: Sexual assault charges always merit rapid response

As a municipal attorney representing local governments across the state for over 30 years, I deal with complaints of sexual harassment and improper behavior...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-05-06/my-turn-sexual-assault-charges-always
Opinion
Anchorage, unions seek quick decision from court on labor referendum

...the validity of a proposed referendum that could repeal a contentious city of Anchorage labor law.Anchorage's municipal attorney and union attorneys on Friday asked the court to decide by late January whether the law can be repealed by referendum...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-02/anchorage-unions-seek-quick-decision-co
State

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