Re: Condo residents trash city’s decision, March 24.
I am writing city hall to appeal for a change of heart on the waste pickup and recycling issue.
The public has certainly not yet been given any credible reason for this radical shifting of responsibility.
I am led to believe the council decision was unanimous, so it should be relatively easy for them to explain their reasons for making it.
There is an expectation that local government look after common areas of need: fire, police, recreation, parks, library, roads, bylaws, etc.
Oh yes, and waste management.
Our community elects a mayor and council – and pays them – to manage these issues on our behalf. Surely it is not unreasonable to ask that they consult us if they believe there should be a change in their job description.
I invite the mayor and each of the councillors to meet with their public, explain the reasons for the decision, and listen to their concerns. Hopefully they will each be big enough to revisit the issue, if those reasons do not satisfy their citizens.
I, for one, don’t wish to accept a responsibility for which I am paying someone else to manage.
Vern Coulter, White Rock