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By Mark F. Murdock


August 09, 2005

Just picked up my son's mail. One of the items he received was the many colored brochure encouraging him to vote yes in the upcoming city bond initiative on Aug. 16. He is not a city resident and therfore ineligible to vote in that election. One can only guess at the money wasted on sending this very expensive and professionally produced brochure to people who are ineligible to vote.

I also noted in the sleek brochure, a plethora of empty parking spaces, not one single bus (out of 50 plus vehicles depicted), no international orange barricades blocking pedestrian access, no horse drawn vehicles, floatplanes seemingly milling around looking for a place to dock. ( But alas there is no floatplane dock! Where there currently IS a floatplane facility supporting at least 13 LOCALLY owned and flown DeHavilland Beavers, the multi-colored brochure depicts an empty lot decorated with trees and, to the illustrator's credit, no buses or jewelry stores--YET)

This initiative is another scam. VOTE NO

Mark F. Murdock
Full time (year around) City of Ketchikan resident and taxpayer
Ketchikan, AK - USA


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 Ketchikan Port Berth Expansion Bond Initiative

Ketchikan Port Berth
Expansion Bond Initiative

 Ketchikan Port Berth Expansion Bond Initiative

Vote August 16, 2005

 The City of Ketchikan is proposing to expand and improve facilities along the waterfront to provide enhanced public use and additional economic benefit to residents, business owners, and the City. A bond initiative will be placed on the August 16, 2005 ballot to gain approval for up to $70 million to fund the project. - More... Port Expansion Project Information




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