Just say no to whale statue in downtown

Posted: Tuesday, September 02, 2008

I could not believe my ears when I heard on the radio that the Juneau Assembly voted in favor of seed money for the bronze whale statue. Absolutely not! I can't believe any of the Assembly voted yes on this frivolous waste of money.

I like art as much as the next person, but I can name a hundred reasons not to fund this project and not one in favor, considering our current economical situation.

If I remember correctly, City Manager Rod Swope said on the radio to all of Juneau that if we did not re-approve the temporary sales tax measures we would lose basic city services. Since when did a totally unnecessary statue become basic services?

If the city has that much money left over from funding basic city services, then give me my money back! I need it to by food, pay for fuel and live here in Juneau. Those are basic needs.

Michael Frawley


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