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YES! for Proposition 2
By Susan Walsh


August 20, 2006

I would like to thank Mr. Muench for his most recent letter regarding Proposition 2, I whole heartedly agree!

In the not too distant past when the proposition for a local head tax was presented for a vote, we heard the same rhetoric, received the same glossy advertisement, and the same threats of doom and gloom if passed. The industry has certainly ramped up the advertisements as some days I receive two in the mail.

In 2002 the measure failed and then in 2004 a head tax was passed by our city council under warfage fee (see municipal code 13.10) Visitors have not stayed away as any day downtown will attest to. This initiative was put into place because 23,000 Alaskans thought that it was a good idea. I urge you to study the issue and vote YES on Tuesday.

Susan Walsh
Ketchikan, AK - USA

About: "Resident of Ketchikan since 1977."


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