Proposition 1/SPH Beach
By Lauralynn Williams
October 01, 2008
Vote YES on Proposition 1. Save South Point Higgins Beach for
public use and enjoyment. Be informed of the facts.
A link to the history of the project to save SPH: http://www.ketchikanbeaches.org/KBAProp1.pdf
On August 4, 2008, the Borough determined to put a proposition
before the voters on October 7, 2008 authorizing the acquisition
of SPHB funded through the sale of Borough lands and authorizing
issuance of notes or other debt instruments in connection with
the acquisition in an amount not to exceed $1,170,000. . . .
This proposition, which would allow the Borough to fund the beach
purchase from the sale of.Borough lands for timed payments to
be made according to the purchase and sale agreement between
the Borough and the Trust., must be approved by Borough voters
because the Borough would be accruing debt for more than a twelve
VOTER TAXES WILL NOT INCREASE AS A RESULT OF THE PURCHASE OF
We have to opportunity to save South Point Higgins Beach for
our own enjoyment and that of our children. South Point Higgins
Beach is a public beach that is tucked away 12 miles north of
town, and frequented mostly by the local community. It is still
wild, with huckberries dripping off off the bushes, Eagles nests,
Eagles crying out, and the surf washing up the shoreline. It
is a beautiful stretch of beach accessed through an amazing patch
of mostly old trees. Many people go there to walk there dogs,
picnic with family and friends, find peace and commune with nature.
If you have never been there,
I urge you to visit before the election, so you too, can appreciate
the amazing peace and beauty of this place. South Point Higgins
Beach is sacred to me and my family, and a huge asset to this
We have so few of these wild
beautiful places left, we can not allow this one to be developed.
Once it is gone, we will never get it back.
Please save South Point Higgins Beach.
About: "Resident of Ketchikan
for over 13 years.
Employed at Ketchikan General Hospital
Avid supporter of KBA
Mother, pet owner, Nurse, Manager, Home owner,"
Received September 27, 2008
- Published October 01, 2008
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