By Don Hoff Jr.
July 10, 2007
I don't recall any public vote to build a bridge to the Ketchikan,
Alaska's airport. Sen. Ted Stevens calling it the "bridge
to somewhere" was just to pleasure a select few Republican
bridge supporters while he was in Ketchikan for the 4th of July
The American taxpayers said no to the boon-doggle bridge to nowhere.
American taxpayers said no to pet earmark projects. The bridge
has not been discussed thoroughly and the American people said
no to the proposed bridge to Gravina Island.
Now some Ketchikan bridge supporters are trying to con the citizens
in Ketchikan for an alternative location for a bridge to nowhere
to Gravina Island. These folks don't even know how much this
alternative proposed bridge will cost? It is time to retire those
elected officials that want this bridge to nowhere before they
run you into the poor house! Vote them out of office and elect
people with common sense who are in touch with its citizens and
your real needs in Ketchikan.
In closing, I don't believe there will be any funding from the
State of Alaska or the Federal Government for any bridge from
Ketchikan to Gravina Island. State of Alaska Legislators won't
fund an expensive proposed bridge even if it is Ketchikan's number
one priority -- another reason to vote out these elected bridge
supporters! There is plenty of room for economic development
on the Revilla Island. Open up the old hydro plants to generated
power or fresh water treatment system for your drinking water.
This is my own opinion.
Don Hoff Jr.
Received July 08, 2007 - Published
July 10, 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 (Taan
ta Kwaan)indigenous to Ketchikan and surrounding lands and includes
Gravina Island. An "American Taxpayer that is broke."
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