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Bus Stop Benches at the Library
By Ronald L. Arnce


November 08, 2007
Thursday AM

I have two young step-daughters that catch the school bus in front of the library. Taking them there every morning and meeting them in the afternoon, I observed that often the shelter area was filled with people just loitering causing the school children to have to stand outside. I have also observed drinking and loud arguments between people using the shelter.

I have no problem with providing a place for people to hang out and find shelter but I do believe our children should have a secure and safe place to wait for the school bus.

I have noticed a change for the better since the benches were removed. The only people you see at the bus stop now are those actually waiting for the bus. I feel much better about my wife and children waiting there now.

I do sympathize with those that are homeless especially this time of year, but my first concern is with the school children that have to use that location.

Thank You,

Ronald L. Arnce
Ketchikan, AK

About: "Ron Arnce 30+ years resident of Alaska, Ketchikan and POW. I am a father, grandfather, and soon to be great grandfather."

Received November 07, 2007 - Published November 08, 2007

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