Proposal could scrap junk cars' strain on APD resources

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Anchorage police say there are hundreds of junk vehicles abandoned all over town, straining the department's resources – and requiring voters to weigh in on a potential fix. 

An ordinance on the agenda for introduction at Tuesday night's Anchorage Assembly meeting seeks to put a change to the city charter before voters in April's municipal election.

Following frustrations over parking enforcement downtown, a voter-initiated amendment added to the charter's Vehicle Code Enforcement Standards in 1997 restricted the enforcement of vehicle violations to sworn officers only.

Proposal could scrap junk cars' strain on APD resources

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