Two Good Reasons to Vote NO!
By Robert D. Warner
August 13, 2005
Here are two more good reasons
to vote NO! on the proposed cruise ship dock expansion:
(1) Why do we need a special election for this proposal?
The regular city/borough election is only two months away. Could
it be that the special interests down at city hall are trying
to rig this election? In October most of the cruise ship
people will have "snowbirded" back to the Caribbean
and local residents will have returned home from their summer
vacations. This call for a "Special Election"
in August reminds me of voting in a third world country.
How much does this scheme cost the taxpayers?
(2) This week I received a fancy colour printed leaflet
in the post asking me to vote in favor of the bond initiative.
This leaflet is clearly marked "Paid for by the City of
Ketchikan." I can assume that the postage and mailing
costs were also paid for by Ketchikan tax dollars. There
is no opportunity or space allocated to those who oppose this
proposal. In other words, the taxpayers are paying for
A significant "NO" vote might provide a long overdue
wakeup call to Ms. West, the City Manager, and others who support
special interests rather than the essential needs of the taxpaying
public. Are they ever going to get the message and start
reducing our taxes rather than promoting lavish public spending.
Robert D. Warner
Ketchikan, AK - USA
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