By Amanda Kiely and Drew Lindner
June 09, 2010
To delay this process even further by conducting an August vote would likely facilitate the loss of millions of dollars in funding Ketchikan would receive for this project. This could mean another lost opportunity to build a new library. The construction of a new facility has already been derailed twice by choosing the insufficient Main School site downtown. This could potentially happen a THIRD time. Why can we not, as a community, simply show a small amount of solidarity and support the Copper Ridge site that was chosen by the City Council, the library site selection committee, and the non-profit Foraker research group? This project has the potential to enrich all of Ketchikan and it is disappointing to see members of our community willing to disregard the incredible opportunity and funding we have been presented with.
Lastly, there is great concern that this will be a city-only vote. What about the borough residents whose property taxes help fund the library? It would seem extremely unjust to not allow them to participate in this important decision.
Received June 08, 2010 - Published June 09, 2010
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