LETTERS: Old plan to renew city
Re: City, court reconsider dumping fines, March 18.
Our White Rock council has got to take a more positive approach. What they’re doing, isn’t working.
You can give residents a dozen recycling containers apiece, but every resident will have larger unwanted items to be discarded.
How has the city responded? The city has hired lawyers; installed cameras, held court cases and will now attempt to collect on unpaid fines. And let’s not forget the employees needed to send warning letters, and wasted time spent on trying to get this city cleaned up.
Many years ago, the city offered a once-a-year service whereby residents could place anything on the curb, including the kitchen sink. Our city was clean, and we didn’t have to look at cardboard boxes, barbecues and mattresses in every vacant lot.
By charging every property owner a couple of bucks a year to cover the weekend costs, they wouldn’t have to spend a couple of grand a month.
More importantly, it would bring back cleanliness in one weekend.
Dennis Buhlin, White Rock