Alaska community members consider secession from Anchorage

3 years 10 months 1 week ago Wednesday, May 08 2019 May 8, 2019 May 08, 2019 11:16 PM May 08, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

CHUGIAK-EAGLE RIVER, Alaska (AP) - Residents of an Alaska district are discussing the possibility of leaving the municipality of Anchorage to form their own local government.

The Chugiak-Eagle River Star reported Wednesday that more than 100 people attended an informational meeting Friday to discuss what organizers are calling "EaglExit."

A group member who spoke at the meeting says EaglExit was formed by citizens who believe Chugiak-Eagle River has a right to self-determination.

Members say Chugiak-Eagle River does not have adequate representation on the Anchorage Assembly or the Anchorage School Board.

Backers say they need $100,000 for a feasibility study to create a municipality separate from Anchorage consisting of the communities of Eagle River, Chugiak, Peters Creek, Eklutna, and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.

The group says a Texas conservative organization is collecting donations on its behalf.

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