To the Editor,
At the end of the year, the city will be looking after the parking in the downtown area.
Has either the Vancouver Island Hospital Authority or Vancouver Island University considered doing this? If not, why not?
It could be well worth considering for many reasons.
Each year the taxpayers of the Nanaimo area pay millions of dollars in parking fees in the downtown area, at the hospital and at the university.
At the same time both of these institutions are constantly soliciting donations as they are always in need of more funds.
It would take the sting out of paying these fees on publicly-owned properties if we knew these large sums would be going to pay for equipment, etc., at the hospital and providing bursaries and grants to students instead of going to private firms.