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Keep the Library Downtown
By Lani Hill


August 16, 2010
Monday PM

I love this town and support a downtown library. There are so few towns in which you can walk to parks, grade schools, daycares, churches, shops, police station, post office, fire station, bus stops, apartments, condominiums, houses, museums, marinas, the public library, and various other businesses and services. You can even walk to Tatsuda's grocery if you won't have too much to carry afterward.

This downtown character is authentic, keeps the community strong, and charms visitors. Why not support and protect this asset rather than dismantling it? Why not encourage local businesses, services, and historical sites downtown rather than discourage downtown s survival? Neither locals nor visitors want our downtown to be a ghost town tourist trap open like an amusement park in summer only.

Why spend alot money buying land and building a non-downtown, less accessible library rather than enhancing the existing one or using property we own for more parking and a more spacious library?

Keep the library and the rest of our downtown Ketchikan alive and well for locals and visitors!

Lani Hill
Ketchikan, AK

About: " Downtown resident and business owner"

Received August 16, 2010 - Published August 16, 2010



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