Voting for the good of the city

Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2007

I noticed that the mayor and city council of Kenai finally whispered the concern about the water in town.

When we were packing for the company to move us to Kenai in 1976, our friends already here informed us to not buy anything white sheets, T-shirts or skivvies as when it was washed it would come out brown.

In the meantime, the sheets still come out brown.

Instead of $2 million to be spent on a new library and take 20 years to pay off, I would like to see every bond proposal be given the "Means" test, not the "Mean" test, but ask yourself when you vote, how many people will this affect in the city?

A new filtration plant could be an answer, and I believe it is feasible, after all the space station has recycled water on it and not from a well in the ground. The Means test would tell everyone that 100 percent of the people of Kenai would benefit from it. There have been hundreds of millions of dollars spent in Kenai since we moved here. A library expansion would affect possibly .01 percent or less of the people and now you can print books from the computer. I would venture the traffic at the library is smaller than back in the 1980s. That is what I am referring to as a "Means" test, the needs of the residents.

It costs me about $10 a month to use filters under our sink just to have water that I can see through before trying to drink it.

"Term limits" are totally irresponsible as I never see any of the names on the ballot who are proposing it. I am thankful for the people who run for and are voted into an unappreciated profession.

These are my thoughts.

Paul D. Morrison


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