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Removal of bus stop benches
By George Miller


December 21, 2007
Friday AM

I agree with Riley Gass about the removal of benches at the library bus stop. I have sat there a few times myself and had pleasant conversations with various citizens, some possibly homeless. What separates the average local from homelessness? Would three months without work, or one unexpected downturn, or whims of local rental owner? People sitting there waiting are possibly less dangerous than those swinging fish lures around on the bridge.

Perhaps those who made the decision to remove benches could do a turnabout,, like with the amazing bridge fishing incident. Or perhaps all benches could be removed from all bus stops. Think it through people, the really dangerous stuff does not happen at local bus stops. It happens in homes and after hours when people are impaired by drugs and alcohol and under cover of darkness. I hope to see benches returned to the library bus stop.

George Miller
Ketchikan, AK

About: "Local citizen, voter, and occasional bus stop user."

Received December 19, 2007 - Published December 21, 2007


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