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Open Letter To Ketchikan City Council: Please Answer the Question
By Rpbert D. Warner


October 23, 2005

Ketchikan City Council:
In a recent Sitnews' Letter, Mr. Don Hoff Jr. presents a interesting question on the cruise ship dock issue.  He claims that even after Ketchikan voters expressed a firm NO to funds for expanding cruise ship docks, the City Council/City Manager are in fact saying "We are going to do it anyway."  Is any city money being used to fund this new "project" to expand cruise ship docks?  Please answer this question.  It appears clear to me that no public funds should be allocated in this way as the result of the public vote.
Certainly funds are needed to provide necessary maintenance and repairs to the existing dock facilities.  Health and safety issues are also a concern.  These matters, however, differ from projects and public spending for dock expansion.  If funds are being used for expansion, I believe Mr. Hoff is right and the City Council/City Manager should be sued for failing to comply with the wishes of concerned voters and taxpayers.
Robert D. Warner
Ketchikan, AK - USA
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