Homer Alaska - Letters

Story last updated at 2:09 PM on Wednesday, December 7, 2011

City should not fund chamber




The Homer City Council is right not to fund the Homer Chamber of Commerce. The chamber promotes one economic sector of the community at the expense of others. Where is the net benefit to the community in that?

If the chamber board chooses to disregard their own policies on sensitive issues that divide the business community for short-term expediency that's their call. Board members resigned because the chamber leadership chose mob rules rather than reasoned policy, not because they disagreed with one issue concerning a management plan for charter halibut.

The chamber leaders overcame their obstacles and got a win for a highly motivated group within their organization. They wrote a letter. Now Mr. Davis at the chamber wants us to forget recent history, and he wants public money to promote economic development for everyone. Councilman Hogan is right. He is representing his constituents who are skeptical of the chamber's role in our community.

Buck Laukitis

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