By Charles Edwardson
January 02, 2008
I have tried contacting the council through the website addresses provided on their website to ask some of these questions so they can inform me on to what leads to their decision making process. So I do not have to waste their time and mine at the podium -- but no one responds.Their decisions are made prior to a regular meeting anyway and they have already decided on how they are going to vote prior to public comment so by trying to initiate dialogue by personal contact is the best way to share information. That's ok, I am used to that response from staff and my own council at KIC when they do not have an answer they simply ignore me.
At some point common sense should prevail and when things finally get to be to out of touch with reality people tend to get out and vote. But Ketchikan has a very high tolerance for just letting things ride and hope for the best. In most cases this attitude works out to some degree, but this approach should not be taken for monitoring our City Council and their actions that affect us all.
I hear many people contemplating
on what seems to be ill advised actions by our City Council and
many more people complaining about stupid decisions, than the
few of us that write these letters. But with only a few of us
voicing our opinions -- that many share but will not voice --
things seem to just keep on plodding along. And I and those few
people who actually dare to question or criticize seem to be
trouble makers, all the while many are sitting here nodding their
heads in secret agreement. Careful someone may see you.
Received December 31, 2007 - Published January 02, 2008
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