Bridge to somewhere?
By Allan Cline
July 26, 2007
This letter is in response to what Terri Wenger said. I think
you completely misread what Don Hoff Jr. is saying in his view
point. You make it sound as if he was saying that Ketchikan
is Nowhere and the people are nobody. I think you need to reread
what the actual message is.
I too currently live out of state. I was born and raised in
Ketchikan and chose not to return after I left for college.
I still have lots of friends and family that currently reside
there. So I too have a vested interest with what goes on there.
Hence, me keeping up on current events in Ketchikan via sitnews.
The tax payer dollars that will be spent on the bridges and
road are not just from the citizens of Ketchikan Mr. Wenger,
the dollars are from the citizens of the United States of America.
So in fact, it is a concern of those people out of state. Believe
it or not, the first time I have ever heard of this pork barrel
idea I was in my philosophy class in San Diego, CA. It was the
topic of discussion. So it's not just Mr. Hoff trying to saying
he knows what is best for Ketchikan.
I agree that this bridge is money wasted. The bridge will be
a new and exciting addition to Ketchikan. But at what cost?
What ever happened to taking skiffs to access the other islands?
Isn't that the mystique and ruggedness that Alaska is known
for? The only logical bridge I think would be one on the back
side of the island connecting to the main land so people can
drive in and out of there. I am sure the cost would be tremendous,
But it would serve a greater good to people as a whole vs. a
St. George, UT
About: Born and raised in Ketchikan.
Received July 25, 2007 - Published
July 26, 2007
& Roads to Somewhere By Terri Wenger - Ketchikan, AK
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