NO TRESPASSING

The MSB does not want anyone to travel on our new 32 mile unfinished "Rail Spur" which connects the Parks Highway to the Port. https://www.adn.com/commentary/article/new-alaska-rail-line-peters-out-forest-after-consuming-184-million/2016/02/02/ ^ Very informative February 2, 2016, column by Anchorage Daily News columnist Charles Wohlforth who discovered that the Mat-Su rail spur is a wonderful bike trail. However, on September 28,… Continue reading NO TRESPASSING

The MSB owes the Federal Government over Nine Million dollars (Why didn’t the MSB keep the public informed about this?)

The Matanuska-Susitna Borough owes the Federal Transit Administration $9,287,929. This amount is the FTA's final determination on the ferry and port project federal grant payback matter.   This decision was announced in a letter dated February 7, 2017, which was signed by Robert J. Tuccillo, Associate Administrator/Chief Financial Officer for the FTA's Office of Budget and… Continue reading The MSB owes the Federal Government over Nine Million dollars (Why didn’t the MSB keep the public informed about this?)

The Mat-Su Health Foundation’s Fancy New Headquarters (and how we all paid for it via the high cost of medical care)

Photos of the new building - from front, side, and back. Here is a Press Release from the MSHF about their new building which is opening in the Spring of 2018: MAT-SU HEALTH FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES GROUNDBREAKING EVENT 09-Jun-2017 Wasilla, Alaska— The Mat-Su Health Foundation is hosting a ceremonial groundbreaking event for its new building on… Continue reading The Mat-Su Health Foundation’s Fancy New Headquarters (and how we all paid for it via the high cost of medical care)

Local Watchdogs

Eugene Carl Haberman is a fixture at local public meetings.  He regularly attends the MatSu Borough Assemby meetings, including the 4 p.m. "Special Meetings," the MSB School Board meetings, the MSB Planning Commission, the MSB Port Commission meetings, the MSB Wastewater and Septage Advisory Board meetings, the MSB Aviation Advisory Board, the Palmer, Wasilla and… Continue reading Local Watchdogs

The MSB’s Mysterious Budget

The Matanuska-Susitna Borough budgets hundreds of thousands of dollars under vague categories with names such as "Legal," "Professional Charges," "Other Contractual," and "Assembly Reserve." Exactly how all of this money is spent by the MSB is not publicized.  The amounts approved for these mysterious budget items has increased by leaps and bounds in recent years.… Continue reading The MSB’s Mysterious Budget