Letters: Nothing doing

I am in the Thornhill area and blame Maple Ridge for this downturn.

Editor, The News:

You reported how Maple Ridge residents were 10 per cent richer because of their increased property assessments. Well, my assessment went down again and it’s been going like that for the past eight years or so. I’ve lost about a $150,000 of my investment and I’m not the only one.

I am in the Thornhill area and blame Maple Ridge for this downturn. The city doesn’t want to improve my area at all. It screwed up getting a mall in Albion, and we all know that will never happen with this new council.

This town is turning into a real joke. Look at Port Coquitlam or Langley, they are building like crazy, and here Maple Ridge just does nothing and depends on the homeowners to continue paying high taxes.

L. Johnston

Maple Ridge