Proposition No. B-1: ADVISORY VOTE ON POLICE POWERS
The Matanuska-Susitna Borough does not have police powers. Without police powers, the Borough cannot contract for additional State Troopers or City Police coverage, contract directly for police officers, create police service districts, or other possible options to provide for enhanced police service. If granted police powers, the Borough could pursue these options and still allow the Cities to maintain their own police departments if the Cities agree. Any future plan to obtain police powers will require additional voter approval. Should the Matanuska-Susitna Borough investigate and consider steps to develop a proposal to voters that adds police powers to its responsibilities?