Legislative Audit of Gravina
By Don Hoff Jr.
February 23, 2008
"Wednesday the Legislative Budget & Audit Committee
directed the Legislative Audit Division to initiate an audit
of the Department of Transportation's handling of the Gravina
Access Project proposed for Ketchikan. The audit was requested
by Senator Bert Stedman (R-Sitka) who is Co-Chair of Senate Finance
Committee and a member of the committee."
This audit is just more wasted taxpayer dollars and time for
the dead proposed Gravina Island bridge project in Ketchikan.
This audit will only show the citizens how much taxpayer money
that has been wasted to the "bridge to no-where".
Congress has put a stop to earmarked projects. What is going
on now is the road to no-where, a $30 million taxpayer dollars
for a road and for what? The environmental impacts on sensitive
muskegs, stream crossings, wetlands, fish and wildlife should
be a major concern by everybody. I would challenge anybody that
these environmental concerns are being violated while being constructed.
This proposed bridge to Gravina Island via Pennock Island to
further desecrate our Tribal Grave Sites on Pennock Island has
been my objection from the start, 30 years ago. Nothing has
change and total disregard to our Tribal feelings and objections
to the bridge project. It is my own opinion, this attitude by
politicians that are in support of this project is bordering
on racism and discrimination towards the Indigenous Peoples that
still own Pennock Island and Gravina Island. These few elected
politicians can care less in Ketchikan about our Tribal concerns
and being ignored.
In closing, stop the nonsense. The American taxpayer said no
to the "bridge to no-where". There is nothing wrong
with taking the short 5 minute airport ferry ride from Ketchikan.
They do a fine job keeping on schedule. If some of you folks
are so determined to drive over a bridge, there are thousands
of bridges in the lower 48 you can drive on all day long. This
is my opinion only.
Don Hoff Jr.
About: "Former Vice Mayor/Council
member - City of Ketchikan
K.P.U. Boardmember - City of Ketchikan
O.H.S.A. Chairman/Boardmember - State of Alaska"
Received February 22, 2008
- Published February 23, 2008
Initiates Legislative Audit of Gravina Bridge Project - Wednesday
the Legislative Budget & Audit Committee directed the Legislative
Audit Division to initiate an audit of the Department of Transportation's
handling of the Gravina Access Project proposed for Ketchikan.
The audit was requested by Senator Bert Stedman (R-Sitka) who
is Co-Chair of Senate Finance Committee and a member of the committee.
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