By Robert McRoberts
September 24, 2005
Soon we have to vote for some change. Some of us will not be
able to vote for K.J. but we have to replace or retain Mr. Salazar.
It seems the only thing we know about the people running for
office is what Mr. Hanger has evaluated for us. We really need
to change our way before were fighting in the streets.
I asked earlier if any one
would vote for me as mayor. No one wanted to say it on this site
but my friends like what I say most of the time. I would have
tried to run but I was hoping on landing a really good job on
P.O.W. where I could break away from the K.G.B. but that didn't
happen. And so I have to care about this stuff again. Well you
could write me in for Mayor if you like, but that would
take votes away from Joe.
I would like to see things that are good for us - the ones that
live here year round. I want a road started to the mainland.
It is the only thing that will get Ketchikan as a major port
- the first stop. Tourist and camp grounds that you do not need
boats to get there. Logging along the way and in unseen valley
to help the cost of this. I would see a lot less people calling
it a waste of money. We're stuck here. We would be able to drive
out and they drive in and go on to Prince of Wales and up Southeastern
Alaska's panhandle. This road should have been done long before
the intertie of the 4 dam pool even started. The cost of string
wires would have been one third or less of the cost now.
Then we would have had cheaper power for all and access to develop
Gravina - if it was a choice. But that's all dust in the wind
We just need to get things in order, not just because your buddy
wants it done. Just don't force us to take a bridge we well not
need for a hundred years. Because next we will need water and
sewer over there, while it's still running down the ditch and
through your neighbors yard on this side.
The port development plan was
shot down because of jealousies from the south enders not getting
their way. It might not have been the best plan and needed to
be worked out a bit better. It may have been an only chance to
get this part of town fixed up. Why couldn't the float from city
float not be moved to Thomas Basin then all the fishing boats
could use them and shop at Mr. Tatsuda's store giving him a reason
to expand. I live on the south end. We need a store on this side
of town not drive three more miles at $3 a gallon to buy more
We have no good long term plan
because you're all too old and set in your ways. The world has
changed and you're missing our chance to keep up. What is
the income of Ketchikan? We only have tourist. More people are
employed from tourism than the shipyard that gets so many hand
Well I better stop for now
because I can not help because I wasn't sure I could get it together
and I have been having a good year on my own.
Ketchikan, AK - USA
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