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Correction of interpretation of testimony


The article “Governor Hears Opposition to the Road’”(Oct. 16, 2016) states that I “pleaded for the governor not to build the road.”

I believe that this is an inaccurate and misleading description of my statement.

I was clear that the assembly would like better ferry service, and that it is easy to tell what the local sentiment is. Continuing on, I was clear that it was very important to Haines that the final decision consider the need for continued and consistent access between Haines and Juneau for our future without it becoming a political football at the Legislature’s whim.

My final thought was that a decision that allowed interruption and last-minute changes, like we had this last winter, to our access was the wrong decision.

This is not a plea to not build a road. This is a plea to keep the possibility of an economy open by having dependable and consistent transportation.

George Campbell


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