By Greg Harris
November 04, 2006
Governor - the bridge is a
really stupid idea. Sure some jobs would come along for mostly
out-of-towners while under construction and then of course the
Borough would have to hire a crew of workers just to maintain
the bridge - call the state of Michigan or Washington and see
how much they spend per year on maintenance for their bridges
before you break ground though. It ain't cheap to maintain bridges
The land that this bridge would open up on Gravina would not bring cheaper housing alternatives for anyone unless they had the cash to afford it. It's that simple. Does the Governor think that another 13,000 people are going to move to Gravina after the bridge is built?
Anyway, Mr. Governor, next time check the facts first or have a staff member do so while you are on Alaska Air One going around telling everyone the "true" facts. For $395 million dollars the borough could run the ferries for another 60 years, at least.
I would hope they could anyway but you know how elected officials spend money......
After all, ask Karl "The government can do it better" Amylon - he knows how to spend Ketchikan's money!
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