Voters returned two incumbents to the Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly and put two new members on the body. Two new school board members were also elected. About 12,000 people voted in the borough and school district election. KUAC reached candidates who were watching results at the Operators’ Local 302 hall and at the Borough Assembly Chambers.

Alaskans will go to the polls today from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. to elect local government representatives, including school board members. Fairbanks-area voters also will consider two controversial ballot propositions, one to outlaw marijuana businesses in the city or the borough, and another that asks city voters to allow higher property taxes to fill a budget gap left by state funding cuts.

Dan Bross / KUAC

A Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly ordinance that would allow some areas to be excluded from wood burning restrictions is drawing criticism from air quality advocates. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

Fairbanks, AK - The Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly heard comments from citizens who were concerned about an ordinance that outlines local regulation of air quality.

Fairbanks, AK - The Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly considers an ordinance Thursday during a regular meeting that would allow for the permanent registration of non-commercial vehicles and trailers that are more than eight years old.

Assemblyman Guy Sattley is sponsoring the ordinance. It comes in response to a bill passed by the state legislature last year.

“It would enable people to save a little bit of money on their vehicle registration,” said Sattley.

Davies to Introduce Assembly Resolution Against GMOs

Jun 27, 2013

Fairbanks, AK - The Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly will consider a resolution Thursday that calls for labeling of genetically modified and engineered foods at grocery stores within the Borough.  

Borough Assembly Wraps Up Budget Review

Apr 29, 2013
Emily Schwing / KUAC

Fairbanks, AK - The Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly spent 15 hours Saturday discussing the next fiscal year’s recommended budget.  It was the second and final session before a revised budget is presented to the public. 

Borough Assembly passes new property tax deferral plan

Sep 28, 2012

Fairbanks, AK - The Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly approved an ordinance during Thursday night’s meeting that defers property taxes on lands subdivided into three or more vacant or unimproved properties.