Alaska Highway Tourism Association requests funding

The Alaska Highway was the subject of a heated debate on Thursday afternoon.

Northern Rockies Alaska Highway Tourism Association spokesperson April Moi says the highway needs to be promoted and maintained as much as possible. She presented the organizations restructuring plan and proposed 2009-2010 budget to the Peace River Regional District directors. Moi requested the regional board look at contributing $126,526.00 to the Association.

But Director Saugstad says there is no point funding something that doesn’t have the basic facilities to accommodate tourists. He said he would have liked to see more public washrooms added to the proposed budget.

Moi says the public washroom issue has a long and complex history, and it is difficult to add to the organization’s budget. [asset|aid=1025|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=2ec19f2301c15597b6717919292cda71-moi 1_1_Pub.mp3]

The directors asked the organization to do a breakdown of the requested amount. There will be a strategic Planning session for the association on March 19th.

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