Editor, The News:
Re: Province rejects shelter location (The News, Dec. 14).
I read the article and all the associated nonsense, particularly from our elected MLAs.
More community consultation is in the schedule?
Do our elected officials really think the results of January’s public forum will be any different from all the input community members have already put forward?
Do they not see how divisive this issue has become?
Do they not understand the job of a true leader?
The community has had its input and it is clear the not-in-my-backyard syndrome is alive and well here in Maple Ridge.
That being said, what I am paying my provincial leaders, and my municipal leaders for is them taking in all the input and making the difficult decision – exercising their say because that is what I pay them for.
Making the best possible decision for the overall good of the entire community is what I expect of my provincial and municipal leadership.
Enough input, enough talk, enough stalling.
Make the tough leadership decision.
As a municipal and provincial taxpayer, I am your employer. You work for me. I demand you do your job. Make the difficult decision and stop stalling.
Do something about housing for the homeless before some poor soul freezes to death.