Ketchikans mayor manager take free cruise to Los Angeles

KETCHIKAN, Alaska — Ketchikan’s mayor and city manager accepted a free cruise to Los Angeles, which they said allowed them to continue talks with those in the private sector as Ketchikan looks to expands cruise ship berths.Mayor Bob Sivertsen and City Manager Karl Amylon were among officials from several West Coast port towns invited to take part in the inaugural U.S. voyage last weekend of the Norwegian Joy from Vancouver, British Columbia, to Los Angeles.The Juneau Borough Assembly nixed the same trip for its officials.Amylon said he discussed the trip with the city council in an executive session, and told the Ketchikan Daily News council members thought it would be a good networking opportunity.The city paid for their travel to Vancouver and home from Los Angeles.___Information from: Ketchikan (Alaska) Daily News, http://www.ketchikandailynews.comThe Associated Press

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