By Letter to the Editor on November 27, 2020.
I read with interest the article regarding cuts to the printed advertising budget as proposed by a City of Lethbridge department. I found the comment about seniors who are unable to access the internet should simply make their way down to city hall to pick up printed details to be just a little ludicrous.
What really surprised me, though, was the fact that developers are subsidized by the City (we, the taxpayers) for information developers are compelled to provide in print media. What a beautiful gesture to make on the pretext of helping to offset some of their costs. As a former small-business owner, I wish someone from the City would have been kind enough to tell me about this wonderful program. I’m quite sure that many businesses, especially in these tough COVID times, would be most appreciative of the City paying for part of their advertising. It makes you wonder “what else” the City does with our money that is somehow kept a secret … until it’s not a secret anymore.