POSITIVE PROGRESS MEANS VOTE
By Pete Ellis
August 12, 2005
The Ketchikan community has a
long history of progressive moves that have furthered the development
of the area and our pride in life here. Let us please think in
a positive manner about what improved docking facilities can
mean to the arriving visitors with a more attractive destination
that is not handicapped by lightering delays and inconveniences.
The need for the enlargement
of our cruise ship docks appears to be totally recognized.
The urging of those in favor of "NO" votes arises from
a number of poor losers whose voices were heard and weighed in
an exhaustive and conscious choice by the city council to select
the site now presented.
The city float area to the
north and a floating dock facility will provide the needed docking
space and result in incidental benefits such as upland rehabilitation
and protected small vessel and aircraft moorage areas.
So give a thought to the progress
of your community and how it can best present itself in terms
of both our own pride and the views of the visiting multitudes.
The time is now. The opportunity needs to be seized.
Ketchikan, AK - USA
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Ketchikan Port Berth
Expansion Bond Initiative
Port Berth Expansion Bond Initiative
Vote August 16,
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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