To the Editor,
As a citizen and a taxpayer in Nanaimo I protest that the mayor and city council would offer a 10-year tax-free period to entice a developer to build a new hotel in Nanaimo.
We have enough hotels with all the facilities needed.
Just think if you were one of the hotel owners in Nanaimo and you have paid your taxes – through all the tough financial times – only to find that the mayor and city council want to use your money to subsidize your competition.
My late father had it right when he said, “The city mayor and council should stick to managing the cutting of the grass and picking up the dog excrement.”
Business is and always will be beyond their comprehension.