Yes to sales tax increase
By Kathy Bolling Graham
August 10, 2006
Dear fellow taxpayers:
Thank goodness, we are one step closer to being able to have
a say about what will happen to the Borough-owned White Cliff
School building. The building is going to cost us taxpayers
millions no matter what becomes of it, so the opportunity to
turn it into a thriving community center is a positive choice
that I want the opportunity to say, "Yes! " to.
I'm a local single mom, I have parents and children living in
this community and I will gladly pay an additional dime on every
twenty dollars I spend at local businesses to insure that Ketchikan
continues to be a community which cares for its seniors and children
the way they care for us.
I'm now paying additional sales tax for the recreation center
which my family uses for dance, basketball, tennis, and soccer.
I live on a tight budget and I know a bargain when I see one.
The White Cliff Center, a project not to be confused with Schoenbar,
tour ships, or failed business ventures, has a devoted core of
locals who will be minding the store, so to speak. Discussions
on sales tax on food and rent belong on another table.
The four not-for-profit groups
who joined forces to see the success of our community continue
to grow have been around at least as long as I have (and that's
saying something). Looking at the growth of the City-owned hospital,
run by a not-for-profit, Ketchikan shows that it can make a win-win
by combining efforts and talents of both for the benefit of Ketchikan
for decades to come.
Thanks for listening,
Kathy Bolling Graham
Ketchikan, AK - USA
About: "I live and work in Ketchikan and love this state
and city where I was born. I'm not planning to run for office
this fall. I will, however be working on projects for the upcoming
First City Players production of Oliver, making kuspuks for
the Winter Arts Faire (KAAHC), and dancing ( a habit I picked
up under the tutelage of Virginia Klepser at the Ketchikan Theatre
Ballet in the 1960 s-70 s.)"
to Sales Tax Increase By Samuel Bergeron - Ketchikan, AK
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