Make offenders pay their share


Now that it appears at long last that spring and summer may be imminent, some concerns and complaints about White Rock beach are raising their ugly heads:


Now that it appears at long last that spring and summer may be imminent, some concerns and complaints about White Rock beach are raising their ugly heads:

• Parking police. I recall a couple of years ago it was proposed a $50 fee for a non-resident parking sticker. It was reported to be received as too expensive. My solution, make it $100 and continue to collect $3 an hour from the occasionals.

• Dogs on beach and promenade. Allow leashed dogs on both. Feces not cleaned up by owner, $1,000 fine. It is a serious health hazard.

• Smoking on beach and promenade – $500 fine. Health hazard.

• Apparent school-age groups were observed, while visiting, playing on the railroad tracks. Also, adults accompanying them were observed smoking in an illegal smoking area. I don’t know what an appropriate sanction would be, but as a parent and taxpayer, I would not employ the responsible adults involved.

The beach and promenade is a treasure. Let us treat it as such and deploy the resources being expended on parking-infraction enforcement to the customers of the beach businesses, on the infractions that damage the beach experience.

Bob Holden, White Rock



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