PERFORMNG ARTS CENTER???
By Charles Edwardson
February 05, 2009
I also agree with the Borough Assembly's decision to endorse
the performing arts center with the head tax fund we receive
from tourism and with the decision to explore the old Fireside
building for the location.
The head tax is intended for enhancing tour related activities
and I can think of no better way for part of this tax to be
spent, to enhance the quality of life for the citizens who weather
the storm all winter and keep the lights on in the winter, and
maintain the roads, buildings and shops throughout the long,
sometimes unbearable, winters here in Ketchikan, so when the
inevitable tidal surge of visitors come to this town they can
count on a well maintained vibrant little town in the middle
of a vast wilderness,
If the vast wilderness part sounds kind of dramatic, take out
a map and take a good look at were we are at and the proximity
of any major supply town within hundreds of miles of were we
are at at this moment.
(IF) To enhance the quality of life for he "supporting
cast" of the "greatest play" we all are involved
in, which is making a life here on this island, is not a legitimate
expenditure of this tax, I would challenge any other better use
of this money.
Also this is the first good idea in a long while the Borough
Assembly has come up with other than funding the school district
in the manner that they have recently. They need to be supported
in this wholeheartedly.
Just so I am clear when I make another run at city council I
would oppose a sales tax or bond issue on this project, but I
one thousand percent agree to use the tour head tax for this
Received February 04, 2009
- Published February 05, 2009
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