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City Council Spending
By Tiffany Cook


January 25, 2010
Monday PM

This year the Ketchikan City Council made tough choices about reducing funding for non-profit organizations. Tough times call for tough choices, and I think the Council did the best they could, but the loss of those funds hurt the organizations who saw their funding reduced.

So, in these tough times, at last Thursday night's City Council meeting this same council that has had to reduce funding to these agencies voted to spend $25,000 on a "public education campaign" for the April 6 special election about selling the KPU telephone division.

I support the sale of the telephone division, but my mind was made up long before one dime of that $25,000 will be spent. Let the voters decide for themselves. Find a better use for those funds.

Tiffany Cook
Ketchikan, AK

About: "Born and raised in Ketchikan and now a local businessperson."

Received January 22, 2009 - Published January 25, 2010


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