Editor, The News:
Re: ‘Crushing hill would be a crime’ (The News, March 11).
The mayor of Pitt Meadows, who has lived on Sheridan Hill for many years, commenting on the issue?
Of course, he would have researched the area when he was a councillor, as neighbours did or should have done before buying in the Polder area.
John Becker should not be a spokesperson on this issue, just the facts only. I can think of many places – woodlands, bare land and farm fields – that I played on through the years and have disappeared under housing.
As the mayor of Pitt Meadows, he should not be commenting on an issue affecting his neighbourhood.
Some issues are not as clear, but this is a land-use issue.
Unless the deputy mayor has the same problem, it would be better to have a spokesperson comment on the subject and to sit in the chair as mayor when decisions are made.
MLA Doug Bing thinks it is a good thing that Mayor Becker lives there are has first-hand experience?
I also understand that the petition by residents against the new proposal is available at the counter at municipal hall.
When in the history of Pitt Meadows council has this been allowed before?
This must be wrong and should be looked at as any other petition about any subject in any neighbourhood.
Does this come under the topic of transparency?
Council should be impartial.