As Ketchikan Turns, So does
By Don Hoff Jr.
June 23, 2007
Ketchikan, Alaska is one big soap opera. The same politicians
that wanted the bridge to nowhere, now want the Gravina Island
road to nowhere that will cost the American tax payers $25.7
million for a 3.2 mile road, for whom? Is Governor Palin taking
over where Governor Murkowski left off? If I do my dividing right
with my calculator, it will cost the tax payers 8.03125 per mile
of road. It is an insane project!
Let's think about this for minute? Who is going to be driving
or using this 3.2 mile of road, there are only 50 residents that
live of Gravina Island and most of them don't live near this
proposed 3.2 mile road. It stinks of timber industry and former
Governor Murkowski's family owns 33 acres of gold mining claims.
What a scam on the residents of Ketchikan, Alaska and the American
To the people that want to drive over bridges, there are thousands
you can drive over in the lower 48 all day long if you want.
My opinion is that Kiewit Pacific has a major conflict of interest
in getting the contract. Governor Palin should cancel this Gravina
Island road contract and I know Governor Palin is smart enough
to figure out that the money will be better spent somewhere else,
like repairs to Tongass Ave roads and sidewalks in Ketchikan,
From stupid minds, comes stupid
ideas. This is my opinion.
Don Hoff Jr.
Received June 22, 2007 - Published June 23, 2007
About: "Past City of Ketchikan
City Vice Mayor and Councilman, Past Board of Director K.P.U.,
Past O.S.H.A. Board member/Chairman, State of Alaska, Past Councilman,
Ketchikan Indian Community, Member of the Tongass Tribe indigenous
to Ketchikan and surrounding lands. Plus an American Taxpayer
that is broke."
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