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Economy, taxes
By Angelo Martin


August 19, 2011

What are you folks surprised about? When the pulp mill announced they were closing, I was a borough Assembly member. They said utilities, rent taxes would go up. Your town is run by the city manager, the council is advised by him and the council abides by his advice.

Your economy is based on 4 months, you need year long jobs. Tourism runs your town and it should not be the mainstay.

I did my best to get that but I was criticized for everything I recommended -- Niblack mine loan Airplane, bottled water plant, fish biomass plant etc.

I even called Trump to see if I could get him to invest in Ketchikan. You need Dreamers. Get your head out of the sand -- some council members and Borough fought the shipyard for years.

What happened to the energy tie, power grid to BC through the Sitkine etc.


Angelo Martin
Ketchikan, AK

About: "Former Borough Assembly member , Chamber President, Former buisnessman, lived in K-town 21 years."

Received August 18, 2011 - Published August 19, 2011

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