By Mike Isaac
October 18, 2008
Another idea is to require a 2/3 vote plus 1 to raise taxes and let's not forget fees. Fees should also be treated as taxes and need a vote of the people.
Mr. Dial, it sounds like you have some very good ideas and you should go the petition route because those that hold elected office could put language into your law to water it down. Another idea is to have a lawyer write up your petition so it can not be tossed out in court. Your ideas take power away from the government and give it to the people and those ideas will not be popular down on Ketchikan's Front Stree.
Good luck Mr. Dial. If I still lived up there I would help you get those signatures.
About: "Former longtime Ketchikan Resident"
Received October 16, 2008 - Published October 18, 2008
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