By Letter to the Editor on June 17, 2017.
Dianne King’s letter in June 11’s Herald has prompted me to write this letter. This mayor and council is trying to be the best in Canada or the world at taxpayers’ expense.
I suggest that if you want something in this city, build and maintain it, so our tax money can go towards the necessities of the city and keep our taxes frozen. You may not realize it, but not everyone can afford to support the extras. People have a hard enough time to pay their monthly bills.
We have a dozen places in town that have plays, musical performances, art shows and then there is Casa. Do you want to put these places out of business?
We have three snowplows, the best in Canada. Many streets are never plowed, just waiting for a chinook. If the rest of Canada don’t need them, we don’t.
According to Colleen Jones, we have the best curling rinks in Canada. Our champions have never curled on them and are still champions. Did we need them?
Did we need to be the first to have the LGBTQ+ flag on our crosswalks? Even though they paid for it, it took many council hours, both last year and this.
We have six fitness centres and more are opening up, plus gyms and the university. Why do we need another at ATB Centre? It’ll just put the others out of business.
I agree these things are nice, but not at the expense of education, health and safety. Food banks need help and people are asking for donations to help the needy. Children go to school hungry, so we are feeding them. Seniors are not taking medications because they can’t afford them, along with paying their other bills.
You will be remembered by bringing the blue recycling bins out of storage; apparently they were bought a few years ago. So now we are paying more, because we pay twice for the week recycling is picked up.
We need safer streets so we can use downtown. The streets need repaving. The water plant needs upgrading and the list goes on and on.
I hope anyone wishing to run for council this fall will read this letter and think about what the citizens of Lethbridge really want. This will make you the best in Canada and maybe the world.
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