Alaska Statutes.
Title 29. Municipal Government
Chapter 35. Municipal Powers and Duties
Section 605. Establishment of Port Authorities.
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AS 29.35.605. Establishment of Port Authorities.

(a) A port authority may be created by one of the following means:

(1) the governing body of a municipality may create by ordinance a port authority as a public corporation of the municipality;

(2) the governing bodies of two or more municipalities may create by parallel ordinances adopted by each of the governing bodies a port authority as a public corporation of the municipalities.

(b) One or more municipalities may join an authority established under (a)(1) or (2) of this section upon the adoption of parallel ordinances by the governing bodies of each affected municipality.

(c) A port authority created under this section is a body corporate and politic and an instrumentality of the municipality or municipalities creating it but having a separate and independent legal existence.

(d) Creation of a port authority under AS 29.35.600 - 29.35.730 is an exercise of a municipality's transportation system powers.

(e) The enabling ordinance by which a port authority is established must specify the powers, boundaries, and limitations of the port authority.

(f) An ordinance creating a port authority shall require approval by the voters of the municipality or municipalities participating in the authority in order for the authority to be established.

(g) Nothing in AS 29.35.600 - 29.35.725 prevents a municipality or municipalities from creating or participating in a public corporation, including a port authority, in any form or manner not prohibited by law. However, the provisions of AS 29.35.600 - 29.35.725 only apply to and may only be utilized by a port authority created under this section.

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