Interior Taxpayers' Association, Inc.
In Fairbanks, Alaska, ITA stands for the Interior Taxpayers' Association, a non-profit, all volunteer group incorporated in the Interior of Alaska in 1987. Our goal is to ensure the most cost effective government possible, and to make it affordable for everyone to live here, with enough discretionary income to enjoy it as well. We continually strive to lower local taxes, or at least ensure that the taxpayers get their money's worth!
Click here for more information on ITA's goals and accomplishments.
Our ITA Candidate Forum was held September 10, 2019, 6:30pm in the JP Jones Community Center at the corner of 24th Avenue and Rickert Street.
We heard from the candidates for City Council, City Mayor, and Borough Assembly. No “canned” questions are used - all came from the audience.
This communication was paid for by the Interior Taxpayers’ Association, Inc., Box 71892 Fairbanks, Alaska 99709. Fairbanks, AK, Donna Gilbert, President, who has approved this message. The 3 top contributors of ITA so far this election season are Donna Gilbert, Tim Beck, & Marlene Leak. This NOTICE TO VOTERS is required by Alaska law. We certify that this communication is not authorized, paid for, or approved by any candidate.
Reminder, the 2019 Municipal election is October 1!
After the forum, members present voted our endorsements. Here is the corrected Press Release we gave out!
The Interior Taxpayer's Association, Inc.
The Interior Taxpayer's Association held their Local Candidates' Forum September 10, when they questioned the candidates and voted their endorsements for the October 1, 2019 local election. Following the forum, ITA members voted to endorse Jim Matherly for City Mayor.
For the City Council, members declined to endorse anyone for Seat C, but endorsed Aaron Gibson for City Council Seat D.
For the Borough Assembly, the nod went to
There were no propositions on either for Fairbanks city or borough ballots.
The annual forum for local candidates was open to the public Tuesday night, September 10, at the JP Jones Community Center. The audience heard and questioned candidates for Fairbanks City Mayor and Council, and for the Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly. In the absence of Donna Gilbert (in Florida undergoing medical treatment) Lance Roberts moderated and ITA members and friends provided refreshments.
ITA wishes to thank the candidates who attended, the audience who supplied the questions, and all those who contributed in-kind donations of refreshments or who helped with the nuts and bolts of putting on a forum. We are indebted to you all!
At the end, ITA tallied member ballots to determine endorsements for the taxpayer group. Non-members were provided with similar candidate "scorecards" and encouraged to submit their comments as well, which some did, although they did not affect the endorsements. Once again, non-member scorecards tended to mirror the results of the official ballots. In fact, if they had been the only ones counted, the endorsements would have been exactly the same!
Endorsements for the October 3, 2018 election have been archived at elec2018x.html
Borough Revenue (tax) Cap Petition
Our revenue cap petitions have been turned in and the signatures are presently being verified by the borough clerk's office.
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We were asked to publish the borough salary list. So here it is, in XLSX form. Click here to download. NOTE THIS IS OLD INFO.
Forum Results for earlier elections.
Go to our Election Index (below) and click on the appropriate year link at the top of the page.
Check here for our election index.
Donate or Join Online
Want to have a part in this "watchdog" organization? Please use the donate button below.
You can donate to ITA securely through the help of PayPal. You do NOT need to have a PayPal account, but will be given the option of opening one. SPECIAL NOTE - DO NOT DONATE TO ANY CANDIDATES HERE - This link is only for ITA.
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interior residents, click on the "Email List" link on the menu on the left, or
on the link at the end of this paragraph.
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Our meetings used to be held on the third Wednesday of the month , usually at Denny's, but we have not had a meeting in a long time, as there was not much happening, and we hate to bother people with meetings if it is not strictly necessary. The last meeting was our Candidate Forum, Sept. 22, 2009 at the Assembly Chambers. Sign up on our list to find out about future meetings.