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By Robert McRoberts


January 14, 2008

In a recent conversation the other day about the library, beside the facts of road grade, parking, access to bussing and walking. what I would like to know is who is using the library? With the internet, is the usage less than ever before? Is the fact that we are losing people in our community not making an impact on usage?

Can you provide a number of people who visit the library, then break it down in ages, and income levels? Are we just paying for a place for study? Maybe we should move it up to the collage area.

I would like to see these facts. But to use public money on something that is not doing any good to keep people in our community only makes it more expensive to live here. Do we really need your castle up there being blown apart by the wind? Is it not going to block the views of every home on the hill? Is it going to restrict possible uses of that rock pile later? Maybe that lot would be more valuable being blasted down and flattened out for parking and future development.

Bottom line, that's just stupid decision making.

Robert McRoberts
Ketchikan, AK

Received January 12, 2008 - Published January 14, 2008


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