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Love Your Library!
By Amanda Kiely


August 23, 2010

City voters have an incredibly important and far reaching decision to make this Tuesday regarding the location of a new public library. The issue is not just about whether you prefer Copper Ridge or downtown. There is state funding in the amount of 6 million dollars at stake (half of the project's projected cost) and voting to build the library anywhere within city limits, rather than limiting it to downtown, is our best chance at receiving this funding.

We need a library that is accessible to ALL. Copper Ridge would accommodate the Carlanna and Bear Valley neighborhoods as well as Ketchikan residents north and south of town. Twice in the last 8 years we have made plans for a new library at the downtown Grant St. site and twice the project has fallen through due to the impracticalities and problems associated with the site. We cannot let this happen again. This is the last chance we may have for a very long time to get a new library and to receive the generous state funding being offered. Please, vote Yes on Prop 1 and No on Prop 2 this Tuesday.  

Amanda Kiely
Ketchikan, AK


Received August 21, 2010 - Published August 23, 2010



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