Letters to the Editor

LETTERS: We need more accountability


I was at the library and noticed the City of White Rock is spending money on a new roof – a cost to municipal taxpayers that is unwarranted, especially after the recent job action we’ve endured.

How do you think we feel when we see things like this? Many of us are bothered and say nothing.

I am not one of those people.

Another example of what irks me about the way this little town is run is the garbage and recycling situation. During the strike, we all had a pileup of trash to kingdom come. Or, we threw it in the back of our pickups and took it to a community dumpster nearby when we couldn’t stand it any longer.

Any idea how bad garbage stinks after a week? What about two?

Why don’t they pick up the garbage every week like they used to, and recycling every other week if they want to cut costs? And what’s with these new red bins we can’t afford?

BNSF and the other rail companies need to ease off the horn. And a discussion needs to take place about issues of the railway along the beach – including arms that come down to stop foot traffic at the pier.

I watched several people almost get killed trying to cross last minute before a train came yesterday.

A bylaw needs to be instituted to fine people who don’t participate in the voting process, because otherwise this is what happens. And we need to vote on the issues at hand, not delegates to represent us – who many times now have made foolish, single-minded or absent-minded decisions with our money.

I hope this letter will help speed things along and make people more accountable from here on in.

Stephen Boychuk, White Rock



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