No money to spare

Resident upset with actions taken by City of Vernon and regional district

It is time that city and regional staff,  wherever applicable, got off their overpaid, lack of logic and common sense butts, and did some real work.

All of a sudden the 30th Avenue project has gone up $300,000. Oops.

Instead of wasting time and money on things like the bow and arrow project and puppy mills, it’s time they did some serious work.

We have no tax base and definitely no money to spare. A call centre has laid off 40 to 50 people, stores are closing and school enrolment is way down, and dropping.

The city is now in the process of reviewing long-range planning for 10 to 20 years. It is wanting public input but they have never listen to us before, so why would they listen to us now?

We need industry, that’s the long and the short of it.

The water consumption fee of three per cent. That’s a new one. They forgot to tell us about the regular increases, oops.

Doubling the cost of parking meters is just plain dumb. The bylaw department  does not have a good reputation.

Should the idling project go ahead, do you realize they will all have to be provided with stop watches, and  cars? Our streets are so narrow now, they will have to double park to wait and lurk. But if they are serious, they can hang around the drive-thrus. You can make good money between 6:30 and 9 a.m.

With all of the increases that we are being faced with, i.e. the hospital, which we desperately need the two floors finished, can we really afford the new sports complex? I think not. Besides, it’s in the wrong place.

 

Rose Pollock

Vernon