Fairbanks budget

City of Fairbanks

Hundreds of local government officials from around the state are in Anchorage this week for the Alaska Municipal League’s annual local-government conference. At the top of their agenda is finding ways to deal with cuts in state funding that in turn have forced the municipalities to reduce services and raise local taxes.


Fairbanks Police Department

The Fairbanks City Council last night gave initial approval to a measure that would ask Fairbanks voters to consider an increase in property taxes to fill a gap in the city’s budget caused by a cutback in state funding.


City of Fairbanks

The Fairbanks City Council tonight will consider final approval of the city budget for the coming year.

The operating budget calls for $35.6 million in general fund spending and $36.4 million in revenue.