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Board: Local Boundary Commission

Board identification number: 058


Authority: AS 44.33.810; AS 39.50.200; AS 22.10.010

Status: Active

Sunset date:

Requirements: Financial Disclosure

Prohibitions: None

Term: 5 years

Chair: The member at-large serves as chairman.

Description: The commission consists of 5 members appointed by the Governor: one from each of the four judicial districts (AS 22.10.010) and one member appointed from the state at-large. The member at-large serves as chairman.

Function: The commission acts on petitions for incorporation, dissolution, merger, and consolidation of cities and boroughs; annexation to cities and boroughs; detachment from cities and boroughs, and reclassification of cities. The commission also prepares studies of local government boundary problems.

Special facts: The commission presents proposed municipal boundary changes to Legislature in first 10 days of regular session. A quorum consists of 3 members at meetings and 2 at hearings. Members serve at the pleasure of the Governor. The member at-large serves as chairman.

Compensation: Standard Travel and Per Diem

Meetings: At the call of the chair, approximately 4-10 times per year, some of which may be teleconferenced. Up to once a month in busy years, sometimes for several days.

For further information and to reach individual members, contact:
Jedediah Smith
Local Government Specialist IV
Division of Community and Business Development
DCCED, 550 West 7th Avenue, Suite 1640
Anchorage, AK 99501-3510
Phone: (907) 269-4540
Fax: (907) 269-4539

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