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The Original Borough Budget (1964)

Here is the original 1964 Mat-Su Borough Budget.  It totaled $163,475.00 Click below to see entire document: 64budget Summary page: Here is one of the…

The “Throne of Power”

Yes, the MSB actually used this terminology to refer to the Manager’s office in an Information Memorandum a couple of years ago. IM No. 17-121…

What is wrong with tap water?

I sent the following email to the Mat-Su Assembly members this morning: Hello All, I noticed these BID solicitation documents on the MSB website today. …

Non-Transparency Transparency

The MSB has a new section of its website titled “Transparency.” However, a close examination shows that this section is akin to a “Non-Apology Apology.” …

“Impact of the Governor’s Budget”

This memo from the MSB Manager to the MSB Mayor (and distributed to all Assembly members) was discussed at last night’s Assembly meeting in closing…

Outside Legal Costs (Update)

Here are the records showing what the MSB paid to outside law firms for legal work during FY2016, FY2017, FY2018.  Click below to see all…

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…