Barbara L. Bigelow
Candidate For Ketchikan Gateway
3 year term ( 2 seats open)
Responses to Readers' Questions
September 03, 2003
Elect Barb Bigelow
Barbara brings a reasonable,
moderate and balanced approach to local government.
Please Vote On October 7th
- Alaska resident since 1978
- Co-manager of Waypoint Inn
at Herring Bay
- Department manager for Health
Information and Organizational Integrity at PeaceHealth KGH
- Sales Associate with Alliance
- Served in many volunteer and
civic positions including:
- University of Alaska Ketchikan
& Sitka Campus
- The Borough Comprehensive
Plan Steering Committee
- First City Council on Cancer
- Director with the Ketchikan
Chamber of Commerce
- UAS Chancellors Advisory Board
- Various Elected roles with
the Alaska State Health Information Management Association
- Bachelor of Science: Health
- Masters: Business Management
VISION - The "Es" of our Economy and
Support consolidation of governments;
local charter commission will determine best methodology.
Support full funding to the
cap with financial accountability and controls in place. Education
is key to our successful future.
Local Maritime Industry Development
- I support actions and studies currently underway for expansion.
Bridge to Gravina - already in the planning stages and federal
Ward Cove: I support private
veneer plant opportunity through AIDEA, no more Borough $$$ committed
without community benefit.
Continue to pursue NOAA and
AMHS operations in Ward Cove.
Borough should consider/continue
work with the City on the development of strategies which will
help entice business to view Ketchikan as desirable such as tax
incentives/credits, reduced utility rates, and other "business-friendly"
Ketchikan International Airport
belongs to us. I support continued local control and future ownership.
Mariculture and other resource
development to include infrastructure and transportation.
Borough government should focus
on water, sewer, school funding and Borough infrastructure, including
The Borough should stay out
of competition with private sector business markets.
Sales Tax: No more sales tax
until Borough can demonstrate fiscal responsibility (voters will
most likely decide in the October election)
No Elimination of senior property
/ sales tax exemptions: I do not support eliminating these exemptions.
Borough Assembly needs to work
as a team whenever possible and collaborate on whole-community
Support Bus System: I support
the bus, privatization may be possible, bus service must continue
to meet community needs.
Continued Community Planning:
Continue to develop community-friendly programs such as junk
car removal, sludge/compost opportunities, and green belt planning.
Planning: Is an important component
of economic development.
Promote a Healthy Community:
I support social service organizations with demonstrated need,
the Arts, and visitor industry support organizations.
I CARE AND I WANT
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Committee to Elect:
Barbara L. Bigelow - 7981 So.
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