Letter: Let’s do the math

The municipality will provide shelter for 40 people. In reality, we will create 15 new places because we will have to deduct the 25...

Editor, The News:

Re: City wants Sally Ann out (The News, Aug. 26).

Correct me if my math is wrong.

We, the taxpayers, are telling the Sally Ann to close the Caring Place.

The municipality will  provide shelter for 40 people. In reality, we will  create 15 new places because we will have to deduct the 25 places that will disappear when the Sally Ann closes shop.

Volunteers were asked to help to establish a task force. Out of a population of more than 76,000 people, 35 offered their services.

To put it mildly: a staggering lack of interest.

Or was the majority smart enough not to fall into this tender trap?

Jan de Zeeuw

Maple Ridge