Ignoring the messenger

Editor:
If city councillors aren’t willing to accept the findings of independent consultants, what’s the point in commissioning them?

Editor:

Re: Building heights ‘key to city’s viability.’ Sept. 22.

If White Rock city councillors like Lynne Sinclair aren’t willing to accept the findings of independent consultants, what’s the point in commissioning them? Could it be because these findings fly in the face of the reason that she, and a few of her fellow councillors, were elected to office in the first place?

This isn’t the first time an outside consultant has indicated the best way to ensure White Rock’s long-term viability as a city is to increase its population density in the town centre. The previous city administration laid the groundwork for private enterprise to facilitate this objective. The process then became bogged down primarily due to global economic uncertainty.

The present results of a long-term process that’s still in the early stages of implementation can hardly be considered indicative of the end result, and for Sinclair to suggest this is as ridiculous as it is self-serving.

Glen Gerow, Surrey

 

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