Yes To White Cliff Ballot
By Laurie Booyse
September 19, 2006
A great community is measured by how they treat their youngest
and oldest members. Ketchikan is blessed to be in a place and
time that we can take a step that will nurture and protect both
of these very important groups.
By voting yes on the two ballot initiatives for the White Cliff
project the citizens of Ketchikan will be telling the senior
citizens of this town that we believe they are important enough
for us to commit 1 cent for every 2 dollars we spend. Through
the years the hard work and commitment of older citizens is what
has created this safe & friendly community that we call home.
Knowing that my grand mother would have a spacious, warm, state
of the art facility to spend her days, share stories with her
friends, and attend concerts and plays would certainly be worth
pennies to me.
By voting yes to the ballot initiatives the citizens of Ketchikan
will be showing the children of this town that investing in the
future is a positive way to make change. The White Cliff center
will be a supervised haven for our youth and families. I will
gladly share my pennies to know that in the wet cold of winter
there will be a place where children can safely gather to expand
their imaginations and follow their dreams.
When the citizens of Ketchikan chose to support the Rec Center
with a tax increase, we all committed to the physical health
of the community. And now who can imagine Ketchikan without
the ball courts, roller skating and exercise classes open
to all and affordable by all. Let's dedicate ourselves to keep
moving forward with this process and commit to the cultural health
of our community by creating the White Cliff Center.
Ketchikan, AK - USA
About:: I am a year-round resident
of Ketchikan who chooses to live here because I have found a
safe & friendly community that values all its residents,
whether they love to fish, produce a radio show, play ball or
perform on stage. There is room here for all of us to follow
our passions, and to support everyone else while they do what
they love best.
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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