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Middle of Winter - Newtown Parking still an issue!
By Bobbie McCreary


November 23, 2006
Thursday PM

It's the MIDDLE OF WINTER with NO cruise ships . . . and the community is even now concerned about parking in the Newtown neighborhood. The following excerpt comes from this week's Chamber of Commerce notice of their noon meeting at the Senior Services Center on Water Street.

"Greetings Chamber Members & Associates Just a reminder regarding Chamber lunch location tomorrow. Parking is available in the Schoenbar lot above the 49 er; also, Jud s office supply has generously offered overflow parking in their spaces next to Murray Pacific as well as Taquan Air across the street."

By the way, it looked like everyone found a place when I drove by. But would I be able to say the same during tourist season? NO WAY!

The commercial and residential property owners of the Newtown area are not getting a fair shake under this berth development project. Without a well developed and funded plan to assure parking to accomodate the increased need we'll all be walking just so we can be assured of a place to park our vehicles. It's not too late to think ahead.

Bobbie McCreary
Ketchikan, AK

Received November 22, 2006 - Published November 23, 2006

About: "Newtown resident who seeks long range thinking to serve the people who live and work in our neighborhood."




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