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Vote YES on ballot 1 and 2
By Kerri Roepke Willoughby


September 18, 2006

As an engineer beginning my career I had several options of where to choose to work. One of the primary reasons I have decided to make Ketchikan my home is the thriving arts community. The White Cliff school renovation is an excellent opportunity to address the needs of four dynamic organizations; the Senior Services, the First City Players, the Ketchikan Theatre Ballet, and the Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council. These organizations provide the quality of life that draw and retain professionals to Ketchikan, and keeps retirees (and their retirement income) in this community. The organization and planning effort that has already occurred in developing the project provides a strong foundation for successfully completing the project on budget, on time. The small tax increase for this project is justified by the improved infrastructure and the great benefit that the facility will provide to the community. I will confidently vote yes to ballot 1 and 2 on October 3rd.

Kerri Roepke Willoughby
Ketchikan, AK - USA

About: "I am a civil engineer for the US Forest Service. I am trained and certified in hazardous materials management, including asbestos. I am a board member of the Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council (KAAHC). "


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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

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