LETTER: Do these changes benefit taxpayers?

Will the city be providing dog poop bags in the park when they can’t even supply them at the dog park?

In reference to the letter from Sandra Sharpe concerning our Mission council, I could not have put it better myself and heartily agree with her comments.

Top-down bullying describes the way things seem to be done here; no consultation, no explanation, just closed-door decisions made and forced upon us.

Does Mayor Hawes and his team think that Heritage Park will be the same once the MHA is fired. Do they think the volunteers will be as willing to help?

I very much doubt that. Will the city be providing dog poop bags in the park when they can’t even supply them at the dog park?

Secondly, why the need to disband the animal control service from Mission? Is this a cost-saving move? Who is going to see the money saved? Not the taxpayers, I’ll wager. This will be a most inconvenient change for residents and I’ve yet to hear a satisfactory explanation.

What is the reason for the change to bi-weekly garbage pickup? It makes no sense to me and with a supposed saving of $40,000, who will see this saving? You can bet not the taxpayers.

All this talk about the 7th and Cedar intersection. Well before you tackle that, how about fixing the 14th and Cedar intersection? Anyone travelling east or west on 14th knows the frustration of wanting to go straight and being held back by left turners, sometimes missing the light altogether.

Any normal intersection would have one lane for left turns and one for straight ahead and right turns.

I am so disgusted with council. They are elected to run the city on behalf of the citizens, listening to their views and acting accordingly, not being dictators and deciding that they know what’s best for us.

 

Keith Finch

Mission

 

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