By Walt Bolling
December 02, 2005
Each area of the state will now advise the legislature and/or governor of our priorities and projects. The Borough Assembly and the City Council have already sent our projects and priorities to the governor and legislature. They said, We want the bridge and nothing else.
Is that what you, the average citizen, wants? Are there priorities or projects you feel would be more beneficial to our area? I've read some letters on Sitnews expressing concerns about the bridge project; some of you have good ideas. I, too, feel there are projects that would be better developed and would better serve our area than this proposed bridge, but unless I let my priorities and ideas be known, they will never be considered, and neither will yours.
You see, if you don't speak, you would be telling the state government the same thing the Borough and City have told them, i.e., we don't need anything, so we'd like to have a bridge. If you want to be heard, write your local representatives, Bert Stedman and Jim Elkins, at 50 Front Street, Ketchikan, AK 99901, or call Jim at 247-4672 or Bert at 225-8088. It only costs thirty-seven cents to write and nothing to call. Send a copy of your letter to Sitnews or the Ketchikan Daily News. Also, share your letter with other Alaskans.
For the sake of your community, speak up. Merry Christmas
Note: Walt Bolling is a long-time resident of Ketchikan and a retired professional.
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