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Editor, The News:

As a resident of Albion, I am concerned that people may not be adequately informed regarding the open house for north Albion, which involves amendments to the allowable density in the area.

I just recently found out about this significant meeting, which takes place this Wednesday (today) at Samuel Robertson Secondary School.

According to the district website it says that attendees “will be asked to provide input on prioritization of potential amenities in the Albion Area and also to comment on draft amenity contribution policies.” Now is the perfect time to comment on the amenities that you favour for the area, including possible parks, or connecting trails to Maple Crest.

It was my understanding that 61 per cent of the people completing the questionnaire went on record to oppose “slight density” increases, as they were worded on the questionnaire, and yet somehow the staff was able determine that, overall, the residents in attendance were “in favour” of the proposed changes – that being the addition of several hundred homes to the area.

Please, take the time to attend this meeting and comment on the changes to the formal and social contract that Maple Ridge previously formed with the residents of Albion, found in the OCP.

This meeting is being held in the library at Samuel Robertson secondary,  4:30 to 8 p.m.

If you are unable to attend, you may also email the mayor and councillors your thoughts.

J. Craig Ruthven

Maple Ridge

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