By Tom Scott
March 04, 2007
O.K. people's, listen up. Maybe
you are not aware of the fact that Alaska Mental Health is (I'm
not going to give all the details in this letter) about to sell
off some of the few beaches that we, as Johnny public, have access
too! I don't know about the rest of you, but I enjoy those beaches.
On any given summer day there is the usual handful of kids digging
through the tide pools, exploring and giggling at every discovery
they make! People bring their pets to frolic in the waves and
along those sandy beaches. Sometime's, people (including myself)
just bring themselves, to enjoy the last gleaming lights of the
sunset and reflect on the day they just had. Some of us (including
myself) don't have a boat to whisk us away to some dreamy beach
that is full of shells and awesome things for our kids to explore.
But what we do have is the beaches right here in our own backyard!
Mental health wants (or needs) to sell them!
But .. since it's my soap box and I'm standing on it, I'll voice my opinion! Do the right thing! We all know we love those beaches, so stand up and be heard!
There are several different
ways that you can voice your opinion. One is go to ketchikanbeaches.org
and sign the petition. When you do this you will let our Borough
Assembly know that your name is in the hat. Talk to people,
let them know what you think! Talk (or write, e-mail, etc) to
our local assembly (they won't know what you want unless you
tell them). Talk to your legislatures (They are not gods, they're
just like you and I) they just had the unfortunate accident of
getting elected! The only way this is going to happen is if
you let them know!
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