Expensive advertising indoctrination
By Chas Edwardson
February 08, 2010
Twenty five thousand dollars were approved by city council unanimously
for advertising indoctrination to sell the phone division of
Ketchikan Public Utilities. How much was allocated out of my
money to argue for the other side of the story, city council???
How many times is this going to go out to a vote? The state capitol
move has been on the ballot ten times. It was not a good idea
the first time it went out to a vote. My opinion is the phone
division sale is the same situation.
'"COMPETITION" that is the biggest fear, millions in
investments to stay with the "times" and up-to-date,
blah, blah, ya whatever.
What makes you think that the new guys you hope to sell the utility
to will not suffer the same problems??? How will a private company
not have the same expenses?
You're going to lose local jobs if the utility sells. A private
company will bring their own people and their own managers who
have their own superintendents, who have their own foremen, who
have their own preferred journeymen (who are the best in the
business). They will not buy homes here or enroll their kids
in our schools, or buy durable goods, four wheelers, boats, land
houses, etc etc. because they are only here for five to ten years
-- short timers in other words. The long term negative effects
will be felt. I have no doubt on this.
Just an opinion unsolicited by 25,000 $$$$$$.
Received February 07, 2009
- Published February 08, 2010
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