LETTER: Concerns aren’t dribble

I think it's rude for Major Randy Hawes to refer to the repeated concerns of those who were opposed to Silverdale development as “dribble.”

I think it’s rude for our Major Randy Hawes to refer to the repeated concerns of those who were opposed to Silverdale development as “dribble.” People usually dribble when their valid concerns are not being respected. And whatever happened to all our submissions to city council about what Mission means to us? I recall Randy Hawes recommending that these be put aside for the time being. Is this because he realized in reading all of those that he really doesn’t represent “the community” of Mission in aiming to stuff in 33,000 more people into this beautiful corner of our province?

Do we all want more shopping, greater traffic, and jams over our bridge? I don’t. I chose to move here because it is calm and soothes my soul. I can’t wait to drive out of Abbotsford or Maple Ridge and enter my town – my sanctuary. If Silverdale must be developed, it can at least be made less condensed and more in keeping with the historic homes and acreages of the area.

We can choose to do it this way. This would make Mission one of the most desirable cities in the Fraser Valley: a city in the country – most people’s dream, don’t you think?



Valerie Sprott



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