By John Beck
September 09, 2006
This is a reply to the letter dated 9/4 from Pete Ellis. One
of the problems with the proposed 1/2 percent sales tax is that
it will never go away even when the bonds are paid off. Pass
the tax and then work to have it spent correctly? How foolish.
I don't see how that will work at all. One of the goals of the
Borough Assembly is to generate monies for the general operating
fund to then be used at their discretion after the bonds are
The sales tax by law will have
to be used to pay off the bonds for the Schoencliff project,
then it will go to the General Fund and will be in place long
after both you and I pass from this world.
Oh, one more little tidbit
of information. This Schoencliff project is "For the Seniors."
Fact: only 5% of the seniors on this island use the current Seniors
How about building a center
for 50 year old men who can't seem to catch many fish. Hey, we
can't spend 20 to 30 million on such a small number of people
you say! At least I would use it.
I have much to say on this
subject and I will end my rant for now.
Ketchikan, AK - USA
About: "My only expertise on this subject is common sense."
TAX SHOULD BUILD A NEW WHITE CLIFF FACILITY By Pete Ellis
- Ketchikan, AK - USA
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