Letters to the Editor

City spending helps downtown

To the Editor,

Re: City spending habits need rethinking, Letters, June 21.

Every time there is the need to spend money for any capital project, there are always the naysayers and questioners who want to delay or even stop all spending.

Often this leads to delays that simply increase the total costs that the city of Nanaimo must spend. One need only to look at what over 20 years of procrastination did to the costs of the convention centre.

Too often the people who criticize almost every project want the status quo because they have a very shortterm outlook.

Let’s move forward, complete the renovation of the downtown and remake downtown Nanaimo into a place everyone wants to go.

We still have a stigma on this end of town, one that needs to be removed.

J. Sharpe

Nanaimo

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