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Maple Ridge one step behind

Editor, The News:

Re: Ridge council does what it is told (Sidewinder, Dec. 27).

I hope that Mayor Ernie Daykin and all the councillors read the column written by Sandy Macdougall.

It seems like next to nothing or at least very little is achieved by our elected officials in Maple Ridge.

Every new project either ends up in Pitt Meadows, Port Coquitlam or even in Mission.

Our elected people are always one step behind.

Who gave the go ahead with the bike lane from 216th Street to nowhere? West of 213th Street, there is no bike lane. What a waste of taxpayers’ money.

I believe that millions of dollars were spent on this project. This money was not spent for the majority of  Maple Ridge citizens.

Here are some jobs for the mayor: remove the high hospital parking fees; repave 203rd Street, which is very busy now as it links to the Abernethy connector.

Also, having real estate agents on council should not be tolerated. It is high time this is changed.

I am not a real estate agent and have no connection to any.

I am a 75-year-old retired person who has lived in Maple Ridge for the last 35 years.

Let’s see what council can do for the people of Maple Ridge without arguing among themselves.

B. Felgner

Maple Ridge

 

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