Anchorage voters go to the polls

Posted: Wednesday, April 02, 2003

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Anchorage voters went to the polls Tuesday to decide on a multitude of measures.

Voters rejected an initiative that would have mandated a citywide redistricting and an election for all 11 Assembly members next year.

But they passed a proposition to eliminate runoff election requirements in School Board and Assembly races. Proposition 2 also reduced the margin needed to avoid a runoff in the mayor's race from 50 percent to 45 percent.

Voters agreed to spend $167 million on school repairs and additions, as well as a new high school in Eagle River. But they said no to a proposition that would have consolidated school district offices and training rooms in a single building.

Voters gave the go-ahead to a $40 million road bond measure and to a $2.9 million proposition for emergency services but rejected four others that would have improved parks, libraries and public transportation.

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