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Municipality Seeks to Increase Surcharge & Charge Seniors


The Anchorage Symphony strives to keep our subscribers and supporters in the loop when it comes to happenings that affect you!

Below is information about the likely passage of an ordinance that increases the Municipal Surcharge and includes senior citizens - who are currently exempt - and what you can do to voice your opinion.


Currently, ticketbuyers for events held in the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts are charged a $2.50 per ticket/per show surcharge, which is the result of a revenue bond dedicated to Alaska Center for the Performing Arts' roof repair.

The current level of surcharges collected is not covering the bond payments due, so the MOA Finance Department is recommending an ordinance be passed by the Assembly...


· the ticket surcharge would be increased from $2.50 to $3.00 per seat/per concert.

• seniors (62+) would no longer be exempt from the fee (youth 18 and under would continue to be exempt)

To read the ordinance as it was presented at the April 27th Assembly meeting click here.

How to Comment on the Surcharge Change & Increase

Testify at the Public Hearing during the Assembly Meeting
May 11 at 6pm
Assembly Chambers, Z.J. Loussac Library

- OR -

Contact your assembly member:
Click here to download a pdf containing Assembly Member contact information.

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