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RE: energy relief Yes or NO
By Robert Bates


August 28, 2008

First of all I would like to say that I understand Mr. Tillson's concern about non-residents not getting the relief for the rise of fuel prices. But my concern with having applications being filled out by non-residents is the fact that there are a lot of seasonal workers in the state that might try to take advantage of that and fill them out as well, thus taking money from the people who live here year round.

I don't think there is any real way of knowing who lives here year round from those that just stay for the summer months. I think we already have a problem with jewelry shop owners from out of town reaping all the benefits of this being a tourist destination and taking there profits out of the city when the season is through. I'm no expert, this is just my personal opinion.

Robert Bates
Ketchikan, AK

About: Lifelong Ketchikan resident

Received August 24, 2008 - Published August 28, 2008


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