By Robert D. Warner
April 23, 2008
Dear Sitnews Editor:
Have any of you folks been noticing how many "Special Meetings"
have been called recently by the Ketchikan City Council and the
Gateway Borough Assembly? It is my understanding that these "Special
Meetings" are held on the public dime and taxpayers pick
up the tab.
My concern is that these so called "Special Meetings"
are sometimes held at odd hours and usually cover schemes and
possible scams having major impacts on the community. Let's see.
Last week it was that "emergency" Borough meeting to
relocate administrative offices to the recently sold old Whitecliff
School building. Does anyone smell something fishy?
This week, the Ketchikan City Council has its turn at a "Special
Meeting" to hear, for the second time, a proposal by two
Denver based firms to sell KPU's telecommunications division.
Who is behind this scheme and who is responsible for calling
this meeting? Why should taxpayers have to pay the bill for a
"Special Meeting" to hear more of this babble? We should
also consider the many meetings and secretive work sessions on
building the "castle on the hill" to be a new public
Government business with major impacts on the public should be
covered during regular meetings. We should not abuse the "special
meeting" priviledge to cover such matters as listed above.
Robert D. Warner
Received April 23, 2008 - Published
April 23, 2008
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