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
here for more
information on ITA's goals and accomplishments.
Election Results, October 7
ITA Endorsements: (highlighted if won)
City Council: Jerry Cleworth and David Pruhs
Borough Assembly: Larry Morris, and Guy Sattley
Borough Propositions, YES on
the "Tax Cap." So far, the home heating one is losing by a small amount, so
the absentee and questioned ballots will determine it. They are supposed to
be counted 10/14.
Our election ad was in the News-Miner, October 5, 2014,
a full page with blue color in section B. A clipout was in the Oct. 6 paper.
Congratulations to Jerry, David, & Guy!
We have been asked to publish the borough salary list. So here it is, in XLSX
form. Click here to download.
There is also a paper listing specifics of the contract that was pushed by
the Borough Mayor and defeated by the assembly. You can pick up a copy from
the Ranch Motel.
Results for earlier elections.
Go to our Election Index (below) and click on the appropriate year link at the top of the page.
Want to have a part in this "watchdog" organization?
Please use the donate button below.
You 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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Members may sign up to receive updates on topics affecting taxes for
interior residents, click on the "Email List" link on the menu on the left, or
on the link at the end of this paragraph. Subscribe to ITA's Email List
Peruse Taxpayer Links to government and political entities.
(We have decided to post this page now, even
though it is a work in progress. It is one of those things that may never be really
completed! Please excuse the links that do not work yet. In particular, do not try the
link to e-mailing all legislators at once.)
A few years ago, the City Council voted to give FCVB a set percentage of the Bed Tax
money. We went through court over this before - and have posted the judges' decision
in that earlier case.
Read a brief history of how ITA has saved taxpayers in the Interior
millions of dollars since ITA started (we just updated this!). Click Here for
the unabridged version (awaiting updates).
Browse our Election Archives (Fairbanks North Star Borough and city of
Fairbanks). We have had to remove some of the older ones for lack of web
Enjoy our Guest Page
which highlights tax-related political thought from varied sources, friends and otherwise. We get a lot of visitors
looking for information on the Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend program. It is a
state issue, and we are more concerned with local tax issues, so here is the
official link for them:
Send an email message to
. Suggestions for our web site
are welcome! You can also email us to be added to our email newsletter, ITA
Join or donate to ITA, or subscribe
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newsletter. Remember, good government is not a spectator sport - get involved!
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
was our Candidate Forum, Sept. 22, 2009 at the Assembly Chambers. Sign up on
our list to find out about future meetings.
Candidate endorsements on
this Web Site are not authorized, paid for, nor approved by any candidate. ITA,
as a non-profit organization, does not give money to candidates. ITA is solely
responsible for the content of everything appearing on these pages unless
otherwise noted. We believe in the truth and are proud of our research. We stand
ready to back up anything we say here, with the originating documents if
necessary. However, we will not be responsible for inaccuracies found in other's
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Interior Taxpayers' Association, Inc. PO Box 71892, Fairbanks AK 99707,
Donna Gilbert, President
ITA Phone (907) 456-8031.
Saturday, October 31, 2009
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