Blogs by Rep Bob Lynn

Blog site of Representative Bob Lynn, Alaska House of Representatives,District 31 Anchorage, Alaska. Blogs consist of public comments during legislative sessions, speeches, political commentary, as well as personal observations, and some journal type entries. Comments are invited.

Location: Anchorage, Alaska, United States

Member of the Alaska State House of Represeentatives since 2003. US Air Force, Retired; military bandsman; F94C interceptor pilot; Vietnam service as radar controller (Monkey Mountain), radar site commander(Pleiku); Government Contract Management; Public school Teacher, Retired. Married 55 years to Marlene Wagner Lynn, 6 children, 20 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild. Member St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton Church. Former Tucson Arizona policeman, Ambulance Driver and Mortician's Assistant, Realtor (currently on referral status).

Saturday, July 09, 2005


Despite all the testimony and public outcry, the Alaska Department of Transportation (DOT) has not budged from its recommendation that a home be destroyed to accomodate a trail and" speed up" traffic on DeArmoun Road. Anchorage's Mayor Mark Begich is a member of AMATS, a joint State/Municipality group that will make final decisions. Ergo, I FAXed the following letter to the mayor and other members of AMATS.

Mayor Mark Begich
Municipality of Anchorage, Alaska

Dear Mayor Mark Begich:

I support roads and highways that promote public safety, but the DOT proposal for D’Armoun Road is extremely questionable.

I am absolutely dismayed that the DOT proposals for DeArmoun Road in Anchorage continue to plan the taking of two entire parcels of private property, including the destruction of Mr. and Mrs. Flister home to - among other questionable plans - help make room for a trail. .This proposal comes at the cost estimate $12.3 million dollars for 1.8 miles of roadway or, put another way, $6.8 million per mile. It appears that public testimony has been ignored

I urge you to reject the DOT proposal for DeArmoun Road. Surely, a better and more appropriate use of the money can be found.

Your consideration is respectfully requested,

Alaska State House Representative
District 31

I hope they listen. Hope springs eternal.


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