LETTERS: Show visitors the money


Re: Pay parking at hospitals to continue, Oct. 7.


Re: Pay parking at hospitals to continue, Oct. 7.

Perhaps Fraser Health board chair Karen Matty has missed her calling to be a comedian.

I laughed when I read her comment that people should “carpool to hospitals or arrange drop-off.”

I don’t know what kind of world she lives in, but in my world people find it difficult to arrange a carpool when they suddenly realize that they need to drive someone to the hospital for pressing medical reasons and often end up needing to park for a few hours.

Also, dropping the person off at the hospital is not something that we do in my world either.

We prefer to support each other in times of need. Visiting and/or remaining with a patient – friend or family – is important to us. It’s just how we like to treat each other.

She states that the money raised from parking fees is used for “maintaining the lots, for snow removal, and lighting, etc.”

Well, show me the money and do the math.

Somehow, I just can’t imagine that these expenses require the amount of money that is collected hourly, daily, weekly, etc.

However, I need more information to be certain about that. Please show me the figures.

M. Cooper, White Rock



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