By Dustin Hofeling
February 24, 2009
However, everyone I talk to feels the same way. Organizations have lifecycles just like people do. It seems the city and borough are in the Bureaucracy phase. They are loosing touch with the very people that pay them. Sure it would be nice to have a new library, pool, etc. But during a recession? Come on. I would suggest for the city and borough assemblies to read "Corporate Lifecycles: How and Why Corporations Grow and Die, and What to do About it" by Dr. Adizes. This book is just as applicable to the public sector as it is to the private sector.
If the sales tax goes up, I will be paying more taxes in Ketchikan than I did in the lower 48; additionally it will just give me another excuse to not buy locally. I am surprised every locally owned business isn't behind the movement to stop the tax increase.
I've heard that there is a petition circulating around town which people are signing. The petition will be presented to the borough and city about our disgust at paying more taxes. Where is it? And where do I sign?
Received February 23, 2009 - Published February 24, 2009
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