Letter to the Editor: Kudos Mayor Pierce

Kudos Mayor Pierce

The previous borough mayor once warned citizens to “pay attention” to what the KPB assembly and administration does. At the time, he was most likely referring to the Anadromous Waters Ordinance that did ultimately rob property rights from owners to access and use their own private property. They justified this through unverified, embellished and manipulated (aka “fake”) science. By looking at the past borough leadership, we can look at the present with a discerning assessment and appreciation.

Current Mayor Charlie Pierce has been in office just over a year, but the list of his accomplishments in that short period of time is immense. Certainly, no person is perfect, however, in my experience of “paying attention,” Mayor Pierce consistently prioritizes his decisions on the basis of what is best for all the people of the borough as opposed to his opposition’s desire to grow and inflate borough government. Here’s just one example: the past KPB administration and assembly asked citizens to pay $5 million for a new heating system for the KPB building on Binkley Street (The massive Lowe’s building only cost $4.2M and it came with a heating system)! Mr. Pierce opposed the proposition while his opponents during the campaign supported it. Smart KPB voters resoundingly said “No.” Once elected, Mayor Pierce fixed the problem for only $160,000 — a 97 percent difference. And yet, the “grow government” opposition consistently challenges Mayor Pierce’s pro-citizens decisions.

I applaud Mayor Pierce for his courage and proven leadership. I hope you will join me in thanking him by calling his office at 714-2150, or email him atcp@kpb.us, or in person at the KPB Assembly meetings.

— Michele Hartline, Nikiski

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