‘Bold move’ was required

Editor, The News:

Re: The perils of force-feeding success (Letters, Jan. 28).

I was surprised to open my newspaper this week and find criticism of our local council for purchasing the lands in downtown Maple Ridge. It seems that some people want to have shopping on the environmentally sensitive areas no matter what else is offered.

I think Maple Ridge council’s move of purchasing land in downtown was an excellent idea. The houses there were just falling apart and added nothing to our town.  

I think a bold move was required to move beyond slums, and I think our council and city staff deserve some thanks.

Anne Halas

Maple Ridge