LETTERS: Pilot or trial, task force has many questions to address

Editor:

Whether the Dogs on Promenade task force calls it a trial project or a pilot project is irrelevant.

Both terms have the same objective. That is, the committee has the task of providing clear guidelines for the project and making those guidelines public.

As a task force they need to: 1) establish the purpose of the project; 2) establish what the ‘rules’ are for the project, e.g., dogs on- or off-leash; owners must clean up after their dogs; 3) research what other communities do e.g., Vancouver’s Stanley Park Seawall; 4) establish what they are going to measure; 5) establish how they’re going to measure the criteria; 6) decide how the information is going to be collected; 7) decide who is going to monitor and enforce the ‘rules;’ 8) establish how they are going to allow for public input; 9) establish how they’re going to analyze the information; 10) decide on the criteria that would cancel the trial/pilot project; and 11) decide on what basis they would make a recommendation to approve having dogs on the promenade ongoing.

The task force must also take into consideration that a trial/pilot project running in the winter months is going to skew the results and not reflect what would happen in the summer, when there are a lot more people on the promenade and, presumably, a lot more dogs.

As a resident of White Rock, I would like to know what the criteria are for the project. So far, the only thing I know is that it’s running from Oct. 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020.

I’d like to know when the committee meets, so I can attend to hear first-hand how they’re planning to manage this trial/pilot project.

Christine Bennet-Clark, White Rock

Just Posted

Pedestrian struck and killed by vehicle in Surrey

Investigators were asking anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward

PHOTOS: Terry Fox Run held in South Surrey

Annual event took place at South Surrey Athletic Park

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer makes stop in South Surrey

Scheer announces promise of new tax cut

5,000 ducks race at Surrey beach

‘Ducktona’ event raises funds for Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Station 5

Seventh lane now open on Alex Fraser Bridge

Four lanes heading southbound, three heading northbound for now

VIDEO: Vancouver Island mayor details emergency response after fatal bus crash

Sharie Minions says she is ‘appalled’ by condition of road where bus crashed

Federal party leaders address gun violence after weekend shooting near Toronto

One teen was killed and five people injured in the shooting

Conservatives promise tax cut that they say will address Liberal increases

Scheer says the cut would apply to the lowest income bracket

B.C. VIEWS: Cutting wood waste produces some bleeding

Value-added industry slowly grows as big sawmills close

Fewer trees, higher costs blamed for devastating downturn in B.C. forestry

Some say the high cost of logs is the major cause of the industry’s decline in B.C.

Federal food safety watchdog says batch of baby formula recalled

The agency says it’s conducting a food safety investigation

Vancouver’s Tristan Connelly shocks the UFC world

Late replacement upsets big favourite Pereira, main event sees Gaethje stop Cerrone in round one

Most Read

l -->