By Don Hoff Jr.
February 11, 2007
According to S. E. Regional Director Mal Menzies, Alaska D.O.T.
said that estimated cost of bridges to Gravina Island via Pennock
Island has increased by $67 million dollars! Today's costs is
still at $328 million but will be $395 million by 2011-12 caused
by inflation and material cost. Are you elected people nuts?
America said no to a Bridge to Nowhere. The whole idea of expansion
to Gravina Island through Pennock Island is ludicrous. There
are only about 50 residents living on Gravina Island. Building
roads and bridges for whom? There was a reason Frank Murkowski
was not re-elected as Governor. The bridge to Nowhere was one
of the reasons. Frank was trying to ram a bridge down our throats,
so his family can get to their gold mines at Clam Cove on Gravina
Gov. Sarah Palin's press Secretary Charles Fedullo said there
is no money in Palin's capital budget for the project at this
time. Gov. Palin has common sense that's why. The only people
that want this boon-doggle bridge are people with conflicts of
interest. They are realtors and loggers. These same opulent people
want to build a bridge thru our Native Grave Yards on Pennock
Island and further cause desecration of our Native graves. I
say no! This is one big con job by a few people on taxpayers
in Ketchikan and America.
Mayor Joe Williams build an under water tunnel from Wolff Point
to Gravina Island as an alternative route or nothing! The tunnel
will not impede any ship's navigation of the Tongass Narrows.
This is my opinion.
Don Hoff Jr.
Aan Kadax Tseen
Gaanax adi Clan
Yei l Hit
Taan ta Kwaan
Received February 10, 2007
- Published February 11, 2006
About: "Past City of Ketchikan
City Councilman, Past Board of Director K.P.U., Past O.S.H.A.
Board member/Chairman, State of Alaska, Past Councilman, Ketchikan
Indian Community, Member of the Tongass Tribe indigenous to Ketchikan
and surrounding lands. Plus an American Taxpayer that is broke."
Note: Comments published
on Viewpoints are the opinions of the writer
Construction estimate rises for Ketchikan
bridge project - State
highway officials have increased their estimate of the costs
of a bridge project to the island containing Ketchikan's airport
by a whopping $67 million. - Read
this Anchorage Daily News story...
and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Sitnews.
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