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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 29. Municipal Government
- Chapter 35. Municipal Powers and Duties
- Section 10. General Powers.
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AS 29.35.010. General Powers.
All municipalities have the following general powers, subject to other provisions of law:
- (1) to establish and prescribe a salary for an elected or appointed municipal official or employee;
- (2) to combine two or more appointive or administrative offices;
- (3) to establish and prescribe the functions of a municipal department, office, or agency;
- (4) to require periodic and special reports from a municipal department to be submitted through the mayor;
- (5) to investigate an affair of the municipality and make inquiries into the conduct of a municipal department;
- (6) to levy a tax or special assessment, and impose a lien for its enforcement;
- (7) to enforce an ordinance and to prescribe a penalty for violation of an ordinance;
- (8) to acquire, manage, control, use, and dispose of real and personal property, whether the property is situated inside
or outside the municipal boundaries; this power includes the power of a borough to expend, for any purpose authorized
by law, money received from the disposal of land in a service area established under AS 29.35.450
- (9) to expend money for a community purpose, facility, or service for the good of the municipality to the extent the
municipality is otherwise authorized by law to exercise the power necessary to accomplish the purpose or provide the
facility or service;
- (10) to regulate the operation and use of a municipal right-of-way, facility, or service;
- (11) to borrow money and issue evidences of indebtedness;
- (12) to acquire membership in an organization that promotes legislation for the good of the municipality;
- (13) to enter into an agreement, including an agreement for cooperative or joint administration of any function or power
with a municipality, the state, or the United States;
- (14) to sue and be sued;
- (15) provide facilities or services for the confinement and care of prisoners and enter into agreements with the state,
another municipality, or any person relating to the confinement and care of prisoners.
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