Sustaining the unsustainable


Re: Losing faith in White Rock, March 28 letters.


Re: Losing faith in White Rock, March 28 letters.

I read the letter from your reader referring to the White Rock-amalgamating-with-Surrey issue.

I concur with her views entirely.

In order to manage its fiscal future, White Rock will have to expand. The geography of its boundaries will not allow this, and the city can only grow in one direction, and that is vertically.

There are already too many skyscrapers in our beautiful city, and there will be many, many more in the coming years. Without this, the managers of our little fiefdom must try to ‘sustain the unsustainable’ and tax its residents even more than the unfair burden we presently bear.

For a municipality with such a small population, to finance all of the costly services of our much larger communities makes no sense.

Yes, residents enjoy the uniqueness of living in White Rock, but we can still keep our name. Nothing is lost and there is so much to gain with our joining the City of Surrey.

Tsawwassen and Ladner have retained their identity, even though they are part of Delta.

Gus Nielsen, White Rock



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