Re: KPU (Telephone Division)
By Alan R. (Rudy) McGillvray
May 04, 2009
Dear Charles, and other owners of Ketchikan Public Utilities
It has never been incumbent upon the City Council to do anything
in governing Ketchikan that would REALLY benefit its citizens
and or customers. KPU Telephone Division is the only division
in KPU that makes more money than it spends; that would be called,
by any other name, PROFIT. KPU Telephone Div, is constantly called
upon to give monies to the Electrical Division, if you read the
minutes of City Council Meetings very carefully you will note
that on occasion the Council is asked by the Managers of KPU
to do so and they do.
What I get from this, is a fact that says cities are NOT SUPPOSED
to make money from the services provided by that govt. Hell's
Bells that might result in a lowering of the Property Tax Mill
Rate, a revaluing of govt.services. Or, heaven forbid, a provision
for better, more responsive services provided by our local govt.
What seems to be happening however, is that our local leaders
are running pell mell to sell to the highest bidder, the one
service that they cannot do enough to destroy. No matter that
Ketchikan has enjoyed up until this latest screw up, a reasonably
priced responsive, competently run phone system.
So, what does it mean for Ketchikan when The CITY does manage
to sell the Telephone Division of KPU? HIGHER RATES, CHARGES
FOR EVERYTHING OVERLOOKED OR PROVIDED BY PRESENT OPERATION. Kiss
your phone system GOODBYE, folks.
Yours in competent govt.
Alan R. (Rudy) McGillvray
About: " Long-time resident
Received May 02, 2008 - Published
May 04, 2009
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