By Charles Edwardson
April 21, 2008
To Assembly Members( Shoencliff):
Whoever coined that phrase should be commended for their astute
observations. Most of us can just about bet a six-pack that
this coined phrase will come true. The public expressed much
of this same doubtful sentiment with the other, less than successful
endeavors the borough has undertaken in the past six or seven
years. The public expresses their concerns and the assembly just
goes about their business any way regardless of public opinion.
Their record should speak for itself.
This cannot make any sense to pay someone else to fix up a building
that they did not pay for in the first place, and then after
ten years give the newly remodeled building to the proud new
owner of a totally renovated building, they did not have to pay
for. I know I am over simplifying this and am sure the attorney
and accountants will explain this to me so I can fully appreciate
the genius of this project that is being considered, on the recommendation
of someone who probably does not even qualify for a permanent
fund yet. When does something have to be so obviously wrong to
be considered wrong? I know you guys try, and deserve the respect
of your position. You were elected to make these decisions, but
how many times are you going to gamble on stupid ideas?
About: "Tired of complaining
and watching Ketchikan constantly making bad decisions. I told
myself I would try not write Sitnews any more but sometimes things
just have to be said, and at the podium obviously does not work
. The ballot box is our only hope even that is a fifty-fifty
proposition at best. So thank you for your efforts , but seriously
take a look at what has been done in the past and take a look
at your actions today. To keep doing the same thing over and
over and expecting a different outcome has a 'name' -- I just
can put my finger on what that is. A remodel is almost always
an exercise in sentiment,. To build new has many advantages,
as does buying opposed to renting or leasing. This in my unsolicited
opinion,, (again not representing any group, or lodge, or temple
) this does not make a bit of rational sense."
Received April 21, 2008 - Published
April 21, 2008
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