Based on the need for a smaller government which delivers services more efficiently and is more responsive to constituent needs, a group of Municipality of Anchorage (MOA) Assembly District 2 (AD2) residents decided in early 2019 that it was necessary to detach from the MOA and incorporate as a home rule borough. It formed the entity known as Eaglexit. Eaglexit’s goals are to educate the AD2 public about the advantages of local control over its community affairs. This includes the planning and use of land, the education of our children, public safety matters, public works, and public utilities.
The idea of separating Eagle River, Chugiak, Peters Creek, Eklutna and JBER (AD2) from the MOA has been around for decades. It appears to have more merit today than at any other time in Alaskan history.
Historically, the citizens of AD2 have been excluded from the MOA’s power structures. They have been repeatedly thwarted in their efforts to decentralize land-use decisions in their local neighborhoods, including those involving residential, commercial, and industrial interests. These citizens consider detachment from the MOA a strategy to advance their vision of a well-managed community.