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Port Berth Expansion Project
By John Hansen


August 13, 2005

On Tuesday, August 16th residents will vote on the Ketchikan Port Berth Expansion Bond Initiative. The North West CruiseShip Association wants you to know that we support this measure.

For a number of years, the cruise industry has worked in partnership with local officials, private sector representatives and residents to develop a waterfront plan that enhances the community and provides better facilities for residents and visitors alike.

Finding a workable plan has not been an easy task. Over the years, more than 30 alternatives have been given serious consideration. While there were pros and cons for each proposal, we believe that viable concept plans have been achieved.

We also realize that there is more to be done in order to complete development and address future issues. However, with a strong cooperative partnership between the community and the industry we can effectively meet these challenges and develop a win-win situation for all.

To the citizens of Ketchikan we would like to say thank you for the strong partnership we have developed and the warm welcome that you extend to visitors.

We offer our support of the city's bond measure and urge you to support it as well.

John Hansen
President, North West CruiseShip Association
Vancouver, BC - Canada


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 Ketchikan Port Berth Expansion Bond Initiative

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 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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