By Pattie Fay Hickox
May 22, 2007
I agree with the proposal to limit the number of jewelry stores
downtown. What kind of impression does it leave the tourists
about our town? We were never noted for our jewelry. What I remember
promoting in Ketchikan is Native Arts, fish, logging and hospitality.
Who is making the rules that govern the docks, and Front Street?
And who collects the money? Why do we make our local helping
facilities beg for money every year? Like the Senior Center,
W.I.S.H., Youth Court, Big Brothers and Big Sisters. We lost
our one transitional house for recovering people, because they
always had to beg for money. Where is all this money going? To
build more docks out in the channel that local business will
have no access to. Has anyone thought about what we charge our
local people, just to sell tours on the dock? And don't step
out of your assigned 6 feet. Who makes these rules? Is it the
Anyone who criticizes our born
and raised Ketchikan people for wanting our town to represent
what our town is about should leave Ketchikan and do business
somewhere else. We are the people that have supported this community
before!!!!!!! The Big Business and Big Shots came to town to
make their money and go south for retirement. Feather there own
nests and leave the real people of Ketchikan with a mess that
we did not build.
Let's think about what we are
doing and who profits. What kind of legacy are we leaving the
children born in Ketchikan? Will they want to stay here and contribute
to this mess? Brag about being born in the First City. I think
Patti Fay Hickox
Received May 20, 2007 - Published May 22, 2007
About: "36 years in Alaska
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Citizens' group asks, "What fate
do we choose for our community?" - Citizens for Ketchikan's Future (CKF), a newly
formed citizens' group, has submitted a voters' initiative to
the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Clerk's office to limit the density
of stores exclusively selling jewelry within the City of Ketchikan.
Upon approval by the Borough Clerk, the group will collect the
required signatures of the 533 registered voters necessary to
have the item placed on the regular October ballot. - More...
Friday - May 18, 2007
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