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White Cliff--Tear it down
By Pete Lapinski


September 20, 2006

Spend 15 million to remodel White Cliff? I am going to have to vote no!

The last time I was at White cliff was in 1964 when I was in seventh grade. The building was old then. White Cliff is in a bad location, the streets are narrow, it is on a hill, and there is no way you can put in enough parking. Have you looked at the building latley? It is ready to be torn down. Seems like the new Civic Center downtown is now a dead issue and the arts people are grasping at straws for a new place. Why not buy a couple of lots by Wally World and put it out there? It is on the bus line, will have plenty of parking and can be built for a heck of a lot less than 15 million.

And to pay for it? A never ending sales tax to support the arts and other non profits? I think not. What about sports and recreation? There are a lot of people in this town who are barely getting by. Our local goverments, both of them, are always nickel and diming us to death. All these increases add up and drive up the cost of living.

If it can not be self supporting, built with grant money and money from the arts and other non profits, then keep the status quo.

Pete Lapinski
Ketchikan, AK - USA

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Proposition 1 - Sales Tax Increase: For the full text of Ordinance No. 1403 click here

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