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Health Board Not Health Committee
by Cecelia Johnson


April 06, 2004

I am an avid reader of the Ketchikan Daily News and appreciate the newspaper. This morning I read in the "Meetings" section that the "Health Committee" meets this Wednesday at 5:30. The Health Board will meet not the Health Committee. The Health Board is not a committee until the people vote that it needs to be a committee. The Health Board is elected by the people and they have a say in who they want to represent their health matters. If the Health Board is made a committee--the council "appoints" who they want. That lessens the power of the people. That is not a good step. Please polish up your leadership skills. If the native community have a say in their government it shows democracy in action. I know our elders would agree!!!

Cecelia Johnson
Ketchikan, AK - USA



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