To the Editor,
Re: Property owners wonder how tax dollars spent, June 30.
It makes me mad to read the spin-meistering and untruths being uttered by the DNBIA.
All this group has ever given back to Victoria Crescent over a dozen years is a few new Christmas decorations.
And the tiny white bulbs were only placed on a few trees across the street from me after I complained that Commercial Street was the only place getting attention.
The group also needs to stop claiming they have put up bike racks on Victoria Crescent when they have not.
In your article, the DNBIA’s general manager says it only has so much money to go around.
Perhaps it should cut most of its budget, 70 per cent, which goes toward staff, wages, an office, administration and untrue propaganda.
A wise idea would be to spend the money on benches, planters, more hanging baskets and esthetic improvements to make areas more appealing and inviting to tourists and shoppers.
That’s what business improvement areas are all about. Right now all I see is a make-work project. And when it comes to cleaning-up the illegal drug dealers and other criminals from the area, the BIA did nothing.
Credit goes to the city’s bylaw enforcement department, the RCMP and a few residents. The DNBIA did absolutely nothing at all.
Why do we pay taxes to have a BIA anyway? Just spin-doctoring.