[RE: Haney Hotel owner fights province to re-open his main entrance, June 25, The News online]
Here we have an employer and owner of commercial property no doubt pays a large tax bill.
I would hazard to guess he provides some of the hotel rooms for housing to people in transition, as well as tourists to our city – and he is being hammered by the province and city over a driveway that will impact his business.
Why is the driveway of the Salvation Army not being closed?
They are the only property on that corner to retain a driveway.
The reason for closing his driveway is that corner is a high crash zone.
This is a pretty poor excuse.
The Salvation Army probably create more traffic and pedestrian issues than the hotel, and yet they are provided access – be fair and close all the driveways near that corner.
Doug Buker, Maple Ridge
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