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Title 3 . Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
Chapter 110 . Municipal Boundary Changes
Section 160. Community of interests

3 AAC 110.160. Community of interests

(a) The social, cultural, and economic characteristics and activities of the people in the territory must be interrelated and integrated with the characteristics and activities of the people in the existing borough. In this regard, the commission may consider relevant factors, including the

(1) compatibility of urban and rural areas within the proposed borough boundaries;

(2) compatibility of economic lifestyles and industrial or commercial activities within the proposed borough boundaries;

(3) existence of customary and simple transportation and communication patterns throughout the proposed borough boundaries; and

(4) extent and accommodation of spoken language differences throughout the proposed borough boundaries.

(b) The communications media and the land, water, and air transportation facilities throughout the proposed borough boundaries must allow for the level of communications and exchange necessary to develop an integrated borough government. In this regard, the commission may consider relevant factors, including

(1) transportation schedules and costs;

(2) geographical and climatic impediments;

(3) telephonic and teleconferencing facilities; and

(4) electronic media for use by the public.

History: Eff. 7/31/92, Register 123; am 5/19/2002, Register 162

Authority: Art. X. sec. 12,

Ak Const.

AS 29.06.040

AS 44.33.812


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