It is unfortunate that candidates running for public office like Marc Wheeler and Frankie Pillifant don't have the courage of their convictions to tell voters exactly what they think. When Gov. Knowles vetoed the funds to complete the Environmental Impact Study for the Juneau Access Project these officials supported that action. They called the EIS a waste of money.
Now that they see Juneau access is an issue in the upcoming vote to move the Legislature, they say they favor completion of the EIS. The real evidence of their insincerity is when they also say the state needs to look at the other options again. These are people who want you to believe they support the process. When that process produces results they don't like, they then claim that "it was flawed" or "mistakes were made."
A road up the east side of Lynn Canal was not determined to be the preferred alternative in a closed-door political decision. The Knowles/Ulmer administration spent $5 million during a six-year public process to arrive at that decision.
The time has come to get on with a road and make Juneau a truly accessible capital.
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