City of Fairbanks Mayor Jim Matherly and Fairbanks North Star Borough Mayor Bryce Ward are coming together Tuesday night to discuss the effects of revenue caps and state budget cuts on city and borough budgets. The timely topic comes in the middle of city budget meetings and just before the governor submits his budget, due Dec. 15.
The event is called Capped and Cut. It’s the second in a series of four presentations sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Tanana Valley. Capped and Cut is being held at the Noel Wien Public Library Auditorium from 7 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
The mayors will give a presentation, which will be followed by a question-and-answer period.
Capped and Cut is cosponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Tanana Valley, along with the Borough Library and the local chapter of the American Association of University Women.
The event series is called Hot Topics. The first event was last week and involved discussion on retaining judges. The second is Capped and Cut. The third will be a discussion about the history of the Alaska Permanent Fund. The fourth will give details on the upcoming census and how it affects redistricting for state representatives and senators.