- Associated Press - Friday, February 6, 2015

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) - The Ketchikan City Council has approved a request to waive the fee at the local civic center for Gov. Bill Walker’s inaugural ball.

The Ketchikan Daily News (https://is.gd/pNXXeV) reports the council voted 6-1 in favor of the $1,650 fee waiver at the Ted Ferry Civic Center for the event scheduled for March 7.

The Ketchikan inaugural ball is among several this year for Walker, who was elected in November.

City Council member KJ Harris was the no vote in the inaugural ball fee waiver. Harris says he doesn’t think the city “ought to be giving things away.”

The fee waiver was requested by Bob Fultz, the fundraising chairman of the committee organizing the Ketchikan ball. Fultz requested the waiver in return for the city being acknowledged at the event.

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Information from: Ketchikan (Alaska) Daily News, https://www.ketchikandailynews.com

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