Whitecliff, old or new
By Laura Lowell
September 16, 2006
So you want my vote to increases taxes to save a 75 year old
building with uneven floors containing hazardous building materials
to accommodate seniors and arts groups. Hmmmm .
Stop thinking small. Quit the colloquial ideal about saving
the building and look forward to the years to come. See a bigger
vision. See a shining gem in southeast, at the White Cliffs
of Ketchikan. See it up on the hill, shining windows against
the white bricks, hosting artists from around the world into
a state of the art facility. It sparkles in the morning sun.
See how the building maximizes space, rising to the tree tops.
See the covered sky bridge to the street above, the covered
parking and walkways.
Let's go inside. There's poetry reading in the library, gymnasts
down the hall, they are loading up meals as a community cooking
class finishes up, a music clinic is about to start, and the
art gallery, pottery room and performance center all have new
exhibits starting today. All of the local groups use the building,
runners, seniors, quilters, painters, kids groups, artists and
actors. The building is state of the art, fully wired and ready
to accept tomorrow's technology. It is fully accessible and
energy rated. Luring artists to look north beyond Seattle for
the perfect venue.
If you want my vote for new taxes, give me this.
Ketchikan, AK - USA
About: "Born and raised 40+ years, musician and former member
of Ketchikan Theater Ballet"
On the Web:
Proposition 1 - Sales Tax Increase:
For the full text of Ordinance No. 1403 click here
Proposition 2 - Bonds: For
the full text of Ordinance No. 1404 click here
White Cliff Project
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