Letter: Get the facts about amalgamation

The amalgamation of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. All of city staff, including the fire department...

Editor, The News:

Re: Amalgamation  resurfaces (The News, Nov. 20).

Wow, what a dilemma.

The amalgamation of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows.

All of city staff, including the fire department and elected officials, are against it for personal reasons.

We obviously do not need two mayors, two fire chiefs, two engineering departments, two parks and recreation departments, and so on.

The city is well-versed in appealing to taxpayers when it comes to emotional issues.

Who will push the subject of joining?

I hope the paper, as a neutral body, researches the entire picture, the financial part, in particular. In other words, the savings, and not the emotional side, so we can see how much we might save.

And with all the facts, taxpayers should be able to make an educated decision.

Dieter Borghardt

Pitt Meadows

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