To the editor,
Re: City of Nanaimo working on downtown improvement, Oct. 24.
If the overall intention is to spend $220,000 of the taxpayers’ money for the revitalization of the downtown just to make it a lot more appealing, well, it’s all too obvious the city has not heard about the saying you can paint a zebra every colour of the rainbow but underneath, it’s still a zebra. This so-called solution only amounts to a very expensive whitewashing of the many problems, but just like the zebra, they are still there and growing.
You cannot just continue to throw good money into these hare-brained ideas that simply do not work, but for some as-yet-unknown reason, they still do it.
The only positive way of solving these problems is by direct action and spending tax dollars wisely, not just whitewashing.
Al Munro, Nanaimo
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