Thanks Ketchikan & Access
By Derek Flom
October 07, 2007
Thanks Ketchikan for all of your support during this year's election.
I am pleased to have met many new friends during my campaign.
I will be running for Borough Assembly next year and my campaign
started yesterday. I am pleased with the results of the election
and hope for a bigger turn out in the polls next year. I sincerely
congratulate all of the winners and I am encouraged by all those
who participated. Mike and Glen will continue to serve us well
and I hope to be serving with you after next year's election.
A special thank you to Sitnews,
The Chamber of Commerce, KRBD, The Citizens for a Positive Economy
Committee, AFL-CIO, IBEW, U.S. Forest Service employees, Bill
Kacenas, Gavin Charrier, Rob Skinner, Roe Thomas, Joe Johnston,
Jim & Nicole Church, The Marshalls, Sandra Rusin-Mccray,
Jorge Josol, Blaine Ashcraft, Rene Schofield, Ketchikan Daily
News, Jake Rogers and the KAYHI Government class and everyone
for the support and encouragement.
I will be forming a Committee to inform and advance a project
to gain access to the existing road systems on Revilla, access
to Shelter Cove and other existing road systems in the Tongass
National Forest, including further access and development on
Gravina. The state has been studying this project and there is
funding available to make it happen. This would create new opportunities
for education, recreation, hunting, fishing, hiking, camping,
birding, wood gathering, berry picking and more. This would add
to the quality of life by being able to drive somewhere and explore
all of this beautiful Island we call home. This would also advance
the Idea of having a Hard link to the mainland, Juneau is actively
pursuing a similar plan and the state has looked at this opportunity
for Ketchikan as well. Most of all we should have access to these
existing road systems and our friends at the Forest Service agree.
There has been a lot of planning
already on access projects and it's time to take it to the next
phase. The funds are available, let's put those dollars to work
in Southeast before they end up as street lights and sidewalks
in Wasilla. Ketchikan can have a road system much like Prince
of Wales all we need to do is connect a few roads. Access is
for everyone and everyone would benefit.
Anyone interested in joining
this committee please send me an e-mail with you name and contact
information to email@example.com
or call 617-7046.
Thank You Ketchikan,
Candidate for Borough Assembly 2008
Received October 05, 2007 -
Published October 07, 2007
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