Ketchikan City Council and
By Charles Edwardson
June 04, 2010
I would like to retract any statements about the Ketchikan City
Council meddling and intervening in the private sector. I criticized
them for meddling and intervening in a cab company's request
to invest their own money to improve their own business,
They were denied , then a slow moving car company tourist business
requested that they would like to add to the slow moving vehicles
around town and the City Council allowed that to happen???
The slow moving car guys apparently did not suffer from the same
type of "needs assessment or public outcry" as the
cab company so all is well I guess.
The reason I would like to retract my criticism is that,, I
and a few other contractors (not going to name them) did our
own needs assessment at Fat Stans and have decided Ketchikan
does not need any more contractors due to the amount of people
who utilize the service, and the amount of competition it will
create. It is unfair to allow more guys to invest in their own
tools, work vehicles, and buy their own insurance ,workmans'
comp, materials, etc etc, .
Our "needs assessment" indicates we have enough contractors..
Now I would like some meddling and intervention for the contractors
who are established and have a strong hold on the market share
Sounds pretty silly right??? Of course I am being sarcastic.
This type of regulation and or needs assessment would not work
in the real world -- only here in Ketchikan and only in certain
cases I guess.
Received June 04, 2010 - Published
June 04, 2010
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