Hopefully police will follow his example

Resident keeping eye on sex trade (The News, July 6).
Hats off to Will Dugger for showing initiative and imagination.
The signs, as stated in the article, contravened a municipal bylaw and were promptly taken down by the district staff.

Editor, The News:

Re: Resident keeping eye on sex trade (The News, July 6).

Hats off to Will Dugger for showing initiative and imagination.

The signs, as stated in the article, contravened a municipal bylaw and were promptly taken down by the district staff.

Interesting. I have never heard of garage sale signs being  promptly removed by the district staff.

The appearance of prostitutes and johns on our streets does not benefit our family community of Maple Ridge.

Furthermore, sex trade workers appear to be the only trade that does not pay income tax.

By the same token, it costs us taxpayers lots of tax dollars for policing and other human resources.

As a teenager living in Vancouver, I worked in an office located in the area of Main and Cordova streets, and I, too, had the experience of being propositioned while innocently waiting for a bus.  It is an experience that is intimidating and infringes on our rights.

Susan Davis states the handling of sex trade workers is a difficult situation and Mr. Dugger is complicating it further.

Not so.

If Ms. Davis and all her co-workers would accept an invitation  to return to Vancouver, all problems would be resolved.

RCMP state they have only received four complaints.

Here is the fifth, and I hope others will follow.

Keep up the good work, Mr. Dugger, and perhaps the RCMP will follow your example.

Maria Zanatta

Maple Ridge