Letters to the Editor

City keeps spending happily

To the Editor,

Re: Boathouse what community wants, Letters, May 22.

Nanaimo media need to start digging into stories and not relying on promotional handouts, before it’s too late.

The City of Nanaimo hierarchy is attempting to inflict almost dictatorship-like rules on citizens and democratically elected councillors. Paddling centre proponents are telling the rest of us it’s “what we want.”

I read articles about backers of the art gallery, Port Theatre, Centre Stage, conference centre and new park all giddy. But almost nothing about how residents are expected to keep paying for all the expansions, refurbishings, conventions that are not coming and a park that is costing the rest of us three times the assessed value.

I guess if you’re a small group that wants, asks and gets, you’re happy leeching other people’s money.

It is time to chuck out the happy public relations releases and utopia letters and ask hard questions like: Why don’t you pay for it and make it work on your own?

J.C. Broderick

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