Anchorage Assembly members question tennis project

ANCHORAGE — Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan will make his case for a $10.5 million recreation center that includes six indoor tennis courts, even though three Assembly members have concerns about how the city obtained a state grant for the project.

Sullivan is expected to address the concerns on Friday at a work session the Anchorage Daily News reported Thursday.

“I think what people want to see is kind of a detailed description of the funding, what it’s going to pay for,” Sullivan said. “And we’re prepared on Friday to provide all that information.”

The Assembly members want the project in the Turnagain neighborhood delayed.

Assemblyman Bill Starr said the recreation center request was not reviewed by the assembly and the money showed up in a nondescript state capital budget line that included money to pay for fixing hockey rinks.

Starr has joined Assemblymen Adam Trombley and Dick Traini in sponsoring a resolution that would split the grant into two parts — one for the hockey rinks and the other for the tennis complex.

Starr called the tennis project “the mayor’s country club,” and wants more information from Sullivan about how it was put together.

“He’s not going to be able to sell it unless you have some solid discussion on it,” Starr said.

Sullivan countered that it’s a public project, not his country club.

 

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