On September 15, the AEDC Board of Directors held a special meeting and unanimously approved a policy letter regarding the pending decision by the Anchorage Assembly on proposed ordinances to adopt equal rights provisions in the municipal code for the LGBT community. This letter was shared with the Anchorage Assembly and Mayor Berkowitz and was read into the record last night during public testimony on the proposed ordinances. To read the letter, please click here.

The Assembly is still taking public testimony as they were unable to complete that process last night by 11 p.m. The assembly will come back into session later today and is likely to complete public testimony and act on the proposed ordinances at that time.