I have been to numerous council meetings, read reports and listened to people protesting any change in White Rock, from removing woody weeds on city property to building new developments.
The council rubs the knobs on their heads deciding on identity and sustainability.
This is the reality: 45 per cent of households in White Rock are single person and the median income is $30,197. People retire to White Rock and expect time to stop. North Bluff Road is perceived as the border to Never Never Land.
Housing Price Index increases over the last five years have trailed our Peninsula neighbours, Ocean Park and Elgin Park, by a minimum of 20 per cent. The 25- to 45-year-old demographic is not choosing White Rock.
Ugly truth is: despite banners, new identities and public hearings ad nauseaum, White Rock is becoming a seaside senior’s fantasyland by the ocean.
Larry Robinson, White Rock