The public was presented with a proposal to fund a dredging plan for Mirror Pond via a franchise fee increase on Pacific Power. The plan for dredging was considered a closed issue not subject to further debate.
I offered my initial reactions to this in a Guest Column in the Bulletin
and in a letter to the editor in The Source (Dec 19th).
In this communication I will expand on my arguments that the public should not fund Mirror Pond dredging.
At a fundamental level, public funding should require public support. Is public support justified for the current dredging proposal? I've used three approaches to answer the question.
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