By Scott Willlis
August 16, 2010
In response to Eric Muench's letter about a new library location:
Touching that you remember Ketchikan in the past. The Ketchikan
you remember is no more! Until the Citizens wake up and actively
seek input into the new library location, this current City Council
board under the direct control of the City Manager (That's correct!
The City Manager directs the City Council, and like the good
Obama supporters they are, they do as exactly as they are ordered.)
Ketchikan, If you really want a new Library, Ask yourself these
1. Do you really use library services?
2. Do you really think the Current group of City Council actually
has the technical capacity and vision to build a modern library?
3. Do you actually believe that the current Council is going
to do anything for the City of Ketchikan citizens over attracting
If you answered yes to question number 1, Good! That means there
are still intelligent citizens in the community. The time is
now to stand up and take action.
Next, you as a citizen need to attend a City Council meeting.
Unless you actually are there, not watching the edited version
on TV, I mean actually taking the time to show up and be there.
See the absolute brainless and somewhat robotic response of
the Council Members carrying out their orders on how to vote
on what the City Manager wants and does not want.
Watch the Council Step on the
little people and take all important matters into Executive Session.
Council is going to do exactly what they are ordered to do on
the library. It s a foregone conclusion at this point. Unless
a committee is formed now and a group that cares enough to lobby
for a better library, Ketchikan will get something focused at
servicing tourists, not locals.
There are not enough people left in Ketchikan that care about
anything beyond their personal business. The City uses that apathy
as a powerful tool against the community. Ketchikan, until you
wake up and take action, the Downtown will be completely developed
into a seasonal gift shop. The question remains as to how long
it will be until the City erects a huge fence to keep the locals
out of Downtown so the tourists can have a more pleasurable shopping
experience. That day is coming and until someone or some committee
can rattle the City Council cage, it will happen.
All you have to do is show up and voice your opinion. Remember
that one group convinced City Council to build a wood ship dock.
If one group can get the Council to spend millions of dollars
on something that stupid by erecting a liability nightmare, then
it is possible to form a committee and persuade the sheep of
the current city council to once again follow each other off
the cliff into the sea on the library issue.
Received August 14, 2010 -
Published August 16, 2010
Location Can't Recreate The Past By Eric Muench
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