By Robert McRoberts
December 21, 2007
Months ago I was invited by
the City to put my input in on this subject of sprinklers. There
were only 4 or 5 contractors that made this meeting and one architect
co. At this meeting I could see they were already convinced they
were going to put this into effect no mater what we said. I suggested
it would be easier for all if they just spec out their fire trucks
for our conditions. But oh no. Just how the city works, let the
public pay the cost.
People live in old houses because
they can not afford new homes. Soon very few will be able to
afford to live here. No one to work the low paying jobs making
business pay more for employees. No one but the very rich will
be able to buy local, and you know they won't.
Ketchikan may have been saved for a little while by the tourist business but the gold rush may be on the down side. The country is going into some hard times since we gave all are jobs to China.
Well I just wanted to put in my opinion as I do very often because i have that right.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
About: 35+ years in Ketchikan
Received December 20, 2007 - Published December 21, 2007
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