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Thank you for Listening and Acting - Drug Dog and more!
By Roberta “Bobbie” McCreary


October 12, 2010
Tuesday PM

At the last City Council meeting I was extremely pleased to hear Councilman Sivertsen’s presentation supporting the installation of a community drug dog.  And thank you councilman Jason Harris  “there is large community support”  and councilman Coose “don’t sit around for six months” and Councilman KJ Harris “need to move on this” …to take these steps.  And thank you Chief Talik, “you tell me you want this and I’ll get it done,” and for bringing the excellent police workshop leader, Joe Keil, to our town.   This is the ‘can do” attitude we need in our community to take on our own war on drugs (and underage use of alcohol).  Thank you to our leaders who are stepping forward.

Yes, we do have a huge drug problem in this community and this step is a beginning to pro-actively stem the use of drugs.  Sure there may be other communities in the US that also have disrupted lives, overdoses, suicides, just like us.  But this is OUR community and we live on an island and we can make this a safer place for all to live.

I don’t want to hear this excuse anymore:  “it’s a demand problem…not a supply problem.”  Organizations like Ketchikan Youth Initiatives, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys and Girls Club, PATCHWorks, Church youth groups, WISH, Tribal organizations and others will keep working as hard as we can to keep our youth and young adults occupied with healthy activities, mentoring their personal growth, success in school, job readiness and helping them learn how to make healthy life style choices.  We will do all we can to reduce the demand.  Thank you for doing all you can to reduce the supply.

Come to KYI’s Haunted House “The Institution for Mass Murderers” (at 632 Park Avenue 10/15-16,10/22-23, 10/29) to see the results of youth and adults working together on a positive activity AND help KYI raise funds for development of the youth center.

Roberta “Bobbie” McCreary
Ketchikan, AK


Received October 09, 2010 - Published October 12, 2010


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