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Sun Mar 28, 2021, 11:00 PM

Anchorage's parking boss quits in rift with city, after pandemic hits revenues

The head of the organization that oversees Anchorage’s downtown parking abruptly resigned Friday, in what appears to be a split with city officials after the pandemic caused a large drop in revenue.

Andrew Halcro, executive director of the Anchorage Community Development Authority and a former state legislator, announced his resignation Friday morning, effective immediately.

In a scathing letter to Acting Mayor Austin Quinn-Davidson, Halcro wrote that he could no longer lead the organization after a “pattern of bad faith dealings” with the municipality.

Halcro, in his letter, accused Quinn-Davidson’s administration of removing the ACDA’s board chair, Terry Parks, and of not following through on a deal to exchange $5.7 million for ACDA’s ownership stake in the Anchorage Police Department headquarters building.

Read more: https://www.alaskapublic.org/2021/03/26/anchorages-parking-boss-quits-in-rift-with-city-after-pandemic-hits-revenues/

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