Development the problem

Why not add Maple Ridge’s share of transit costs to development cost charges?

Editor, The News:

If the demand for more roads and transit services is driven by uncontrolled residential development and sprawl, why not add Maple Ridge’s share of that cost to development cost charges?

That would result in those creating the need in having to pay for the services and would leave the rest of us unburdened by these unfair levies.

My personal guess is that Mayor Ernie Daykin and his council don’t have the political will to either oppose TransLink or impose any additional fees on developers, even though it is development that is creating the problem.

Sandy Macdougall

Maple Ridge

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