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By Peg Travis


November 28, 2005

Excuse me. Mr. Jim Dornblaser I am NOT a cry-baby, but I am against the Bridge to Nowhere until some questions are answered.

Who will develop and pay for the infrastructure required to develop Gravina Island? i.e. power, water, sewer, streets/roads, etc.?

How and who will pay for the maintenance of the bridge if it is built?

Shouldn't we repair the existing road/street systems, the domestic water system and the schools in Ketchikan Borough be repaired/updated first?

What about cleaning up and developing Ward Cove property into a more profitable area?

I feel we need to take care of what we have prior to opening more land to development.

With the Bridge to Nowhere, I suspect our taxes will be raised. I'm retired and live on a fixed income - so I guess when/if the bridge is constructed, I'll be moving 'outside'.

Peg Travis
Ketchikan, AK - USA



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