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Prop 2 - A Civics Lesson

By Dan Bockhorst


September 26, 2022

Apparently, it doesn’t matter how we vote on the library proposition.  If we vote "no" the assembly can continue to fund the library; if we vote "yes" the assembly can continue to fund the library.  

It says so right there on page 5 of the borough’s voter information pamphlet: ‘If the library power is repealed, the borough could still support the library by utilizing a different power.’ The assembly made that declaration by a unanimous vote earlier this month – it wasn’t even debated.

What contempt for voters.  What arrogance.  What abuse of power.  

Prop 2 is a citizens’ initiative (unlike Prop 1).  As such, it is the most direct exercise of democracy by citizens of our government.  It calls for unconditional repeal of the borough’s library power. Period. Nothing less.

Dan Bockhorst
Ketchikan, Alaska




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Received September 25, 2022 - Published September 26, 2022

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