Since the landslide – due to the attempted removal of an old house – the stairs leading down from Buena Vista to access Vidal Street had been closed off as dangerous.
Naturally, with this closure, the city did not gain access in order to trim back growth of various wild plants and bushes, nor trim overhanging trees.
The stairs have been reopened for weeks now, and the city continues to ignore this area. It’s absolutely disgusting, as with the overgrowth, the garbage left behind.
I met a city councillor coming down the steps yesterday. I glanced at him as he grabbed at some high weeds in disgust. I said, “Why don’t we leave it as is, then we can swing up or down the stairs on vines – a great workout for the upper body.”
Wonder if the city will listen to him if he mentions this problem to them?
Ruth Carrier, White Rock
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I read with interest the debate over cameras on the promenade (White Rock eyes waterfront cameras, June 14). At what cost?
It’s been at least two years since the blue railings along the promenade have been painted. They are rusted badly and will probably need more than the usual coat of paint. Also, the weeds growing beside the tracks are very unruly and unattractive.
Is White Rock responsible for looking after their cleanup?
Our garden workers do a beautiful job every year on the planters, etc. but the whole effect is marred by the state of the weeds.
Has the shine worn off our promenade, as maintenance seems to have dropped in priority?
Barbara Glynes, White Rock