Get ready to vote.
By Robert Mcroberts
September 26, 2006
Just a few thing come to mind
that have been helping me to decide what or who I vote for. Gregory
Vickrey, I like the way you and only you are concerned with Carrie
James' letter. The people are who government should be listening
to, not the big business. It seems to me if your people are happy,
we will prosper. But do you ever listen to someone like me?
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I have no head. I am hunting. But I like to bring points to the
board. I feel for our senior citizens. I know they need to move
from their present location. But there have been many good reasons
in letters on this web site why this is not a good choice. To
restore White Cliff, to be truthful, the only people who are
involved with this thing are the ones saying vote yes. Why is
that? Are there not cheaper choices? What about the old hospital
site ? At least you could tear it down for less and you're all
right downtown were the tourist are. Development cost would be
way cheaper if the Government was not involved. Davis Bacon wages
are twice the cost if you use your own money. Like one letter
said make it something spectacular. Bringing all the tree huggers
from the San Juan Island - oops lost a few votes on that comment
- when only the wealthy can afford to live here, just who is
going to serve them.
Moving on. Who's running for school board. I will have to vote
for the ones that have their kids in the school system. They
should be the ones who decide what their children are learning
- as all parents should have a say. Maybe then the teachers would
only get raises when their pupils are getting good test scores.
Why is it not made public what teachers in what schools have
the highest test scores? But then maybe the charter school would
have all the kids. Sorry I peeked. But I am not sure why we're
not just running the same teaching methods at all the schools.
The second seat on the borough. Well it's your choice. But i
like Mr. Kiffer's way of looking at things. Hopefully he has
studied the way things were, as he writes and we don't keep making
the same mistakes. I do think it's funny how when it's election
time everyone's up for the intertie, then it's forgotten or pushed
off because their friends want an aquarium. That's not even a
real Aquarium like I had hoped it was. I thought maybe there
would at least be a few seals to throw fish at and watch them
swim around from under water windows.
If I was in the city I would surly vote for Mr. Bergeron. but
I can not vote there. I want to vote for consolidation but a
recent permitting task had me so mad I was ready to just give
up. I lost two days just chasing down signatures for a job that
could have been done in two days. Are they just opposed to this
consolidation that they want to make it so difficult? All it
is doing is making it so you sneak around. The feeling I get
is since they have departments that we're all supposed to have
some one just to do permits. Their way of creating jobs in the
community at the property owner's expense. We should be able
to tell them what we need to do. And they should tell us what
they want. Then fax to all departments so they can set up their
locates the day before we plan to dig or what ever we're doing.
We need to work together here.
As a contractor we should not have to second guess what they
Well I am done. You do what you feel is right. Just remember
it's just my own opinion. I do have to ask Don Hoff if he uses
modern medicines and hospitals, cars and all the other modern
things such as his computer. Or do you live in a small village,
harvest all your food from nature. Seems to me you enjoy the
modern things, so let's move on. Also do you remember playing
KYFL back when we played for the 49ers? You were always dog piling
us smaller guys. We had only one league -- seniors and little
leaguers were all one.
Ketchikan, AK - USA
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