Issues ignored in White Rock

Editor:

Re: Balwin to lead incumbents, plus two, Nov. 22.

Editor:

Re: Balwin to lead incumbents, plus two, Nov. 22.

White Rock, again, continues to confuse. Supposedly, everyone cares, but only 28.7 of the eligible voters voted.

Mayoral candidate Lynne Sinclair was “surprised by Baldwin’s win.” Maybe if she had been reading the letters to the Peace Arch News instead of tooting her own horn, she wouldn’t have been surprised.

Coun. Helen Fathers writes comments online under an alias and gets re-elected. Go figure.

And the question on everyone’s mind is ignored by all of the candidates: The fact White Rock is not financially sustainable as a city, and that it needs to recognize and accept it is a neighbourhood and not a city that needs to become a part of Surrey again.

It is simply not a question of “if” but “when.”

Bill Phelps, Surrey

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In the wake of our municipal election, I’d like to thank Larry Anschell for running for mayor.

I was shocked at the low amount of votes he garnered, as I couldn’t understand why our city’s citizens wouldn’t want someone with insight, vision and integrity to lead.

Anschell sees White Rock’s potential to be a first-class cultural centre. I applaud his idea to start an artist’s co-operative here. Banff has one, which is a wonderful experience to take in amidst the plethora of tacky souvenir stores.

This Semiahmoo Peninsula is naturally a beautiful place to live, and it has so much potential to offer more culturally.

Anschell actually has a plan on how to support our artists and didn’t just pay lip service to the arts to get that coveted seat. As it stands, we’re back to the old guard where the candidate attacks and insults his opponents during the campaign, then has the audacity to extend an olive branch and ask people to “get along” now that he’s in the top seat.

What kind of an example is that?

I hope Anschell will run for mayor again in three years and that people will take the time to become informed. A 28 per cent turnout at the polls is not enough.

Diane Cadieux, White Rock

 

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