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Decision to stop the proposed bridge project
By Don Hoff Jr.


October 18, 2007
Thursday PM

I am very happy, ecstatic, glad, over-joyed, elated, jubilant, thrilled, blissful, delighted of about the Governor Sarah Palin"s decision to stop the proposed bridge project to Gravina Island via Pennock Island. It was Sen. Ted Stevens that said Alaska can do whatever it wants with the 200 million plus dollars that was allocated, after Ted succumb to the pressure of public opinion about the proposed boon-doggle bridge project in Ketchikan, Alaska. So, Governor Palin didn't steal any tax dollars. State of Alaska D.O.T. has other higher priority projects that needed around Alaska.

Regarding Ms Lester's comments, you chose to live in Ketchikan. Ketchikan is in a temperate rain forest. It rains and rains, that is what temperate rain forests do. This whole bridge idea wasn't for the airport! It was a scam for the few property owners, local politicians, private enterprise developers and past Governor Murkowski to get to their properties on Gravina Island and Pennock Island. It was 30 years of brainwashing of residents of Ketchikan. The bridge should have been built when the airport was constructed, it wasn't. The ferry ride to the airport is fine, which makes coming or leaving to Ketchikan unique.

What is a waste of our tax dollars now is the road to nowhere being constructed on Gravina Island, for what? I wonder how many sensitive muskegs, spawning streams, wildlife habitat and wetlands are being destroyed for progress. Hopefully that project is being investigated. From stupid minds, comes stupid ideas -- a theory I have. This is my opinion.

Don Hoff Jr.
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Hixson, TN

About: "Former Vice Mayor/City Councilman - City of Ketchikan."

Received October 18, 2007 - Published October 18, 2007


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