FNSB Assembly

FNSB / Fairbanks North Star Borough

The Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly voted down a proposal to become the first municipality in Alaska to use Ranked-Choice Voting. The sponsors themselves changed to a wait-and-see approach and watch the state elections that will use the system in 2022.


A lot of public comment has come to the Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly this week about a measure to change the local voting system. It would put a proposal on the fall ballot to establish ranked-choice voting.  The Assembly will vote on it Thursday night.


Fairbanks North Star Borough

Money from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security or CARES Act must be spent by December 31. The Fairbanks North Star Borough has been disbursing its share to local businesses.


Ellen Grover / Alaska Department of Health and Social Services

Gov. Mike Dunleavy's new Emergency Declaration takes effect today. It will expire December 15, but could be extended by the legilature. It  He also issued a series of health orders yesterday. Municipalities around the state, including the Fairbanks North Star Borough are following with their own emergency orders.


Ellen Grover / Alaska Department of Health and Social Services

The Fairbanks North Star Borough set up grant programs to disburse $15,000 to about 600 businesses. But only 200 have applied. An ordinance before the Borough Assembly this week will expand the opportunities.


FNSB Assembly Candidates at Forum

Sep 23, 2020

Borough Assembly Candidates shared their views with the Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce yesterday (Tuesday.) In what is one of the area’s best-attended forums, 65 people watched on YouTube. Candidates for Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly answered questions about budgeting, pandemic impact and local energy. Links to the candidate's campaign websites are embedded in the text of this story.