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Edwardson for City Council
By Ginny Eiseman


September 22, 2008

I completely echo Mr. Edwardson's letter regarding the Mayor and the bridge.

I was very disappointed at the Mayor's actions. It accomplished nothing other than to make our community look ridiculous and make it obvious that he has a strong political agenda that may not coincide with his constituents. It certainly has made an impact with me and how I will be voting in the future.

This seems to be a divided community about the bridge. As far as I can tell supporters of the bridge fall in one of three camps:

1 - Speculators that stand to profit from it.
2 - People that want more convenience.
3 - People who believe that building a bridge will improve the economy, provide jobs and an influx of money to the community.

All three camps reasoning are understandable and valid. However, I feel compelled to point out that huge sums of money have been paid toward this project and to my knowledge none of it has benefited the community. The only ones that have profited from this bridge have been architects and consultants outside our community. Money that many of us believe would have been better spent improving our roads, our last lonely pool, parking, library and a vast number of projects, which could have benefited our community and quality of life.

Charles Edwardson has my support, endorsement and my vote. Should you need anything, please don't hesitate to ask.

Ginny Eiseman
Ketchikan, AK

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Received September 21, 2008 - Published September 22, 2008


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