Letters to the Editor

LETTERS: Public interest ignored


Re: ‘I can’t seem to get a straight answer from the city’; Vacant house has neighbours riled, Aug 5.

I read with interest, concern and sympathy about the frustration experienced by White Rock residents over city hall’s coy mishandling of the “Waves on Marine” development project and the impending development project for 1575/1577 Nichol Rd.

The official indifference and lack of meaningful action shown by the city to the legitimate concerns is simply shameful.

But sadly, this is not a new thing. Led as they are by the developers’ champion, Mayor Wayne Baldwin, the majority pro-development-at-any-cost clique currently in command of  city council have left a record that shows a clear and unmistakable pattern.

As Baldwin reportedly said, even greater density is coming to White Rock “whether we want it or not.”

Whether it is the Bishop Road development, the White Rock Muffler Shop development, the Mariner’s Reach development, the Evergreen Baptist development or a multitude of other smaller development projects, in all cases, the city has placed developer interests paramount above public interests and concerns of neighbouring residents.

What do you think will happen when the Epcor Oxford Street land development project resurfaces, if all of the current developer clique on council get re-elected?

Dennis Lypka, White Rock



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