Majority leave Maple Ridge for work

Taxpayers are tired and angry of being cash cows and want TransLink completely overhauled

Editor, The News:

Re: What about closer to home? (Cycling, July 10).

Jackie Chow dismisses the ineptness of “TransLink’s governance and wasted tax dollars” in favour of funding transit and bike lanes anyway.

This is precisely why the majority voted No. Special interest groups do not accept that the majority of taxpayers are tired and angry of being cash cows and want TransLink completely overhauled. They want honest, elected, accountable oversight of their money.

Meanwhile, east Maple Ridge homeowners who pay big property taxes and need schools and sidewalks do not get them while private developers get all sorts of tax breaks to ‘densify downtown.’

The beautification and obsession with 224th Street and vicinity goes on and on so people who, for the most part, live there can walk and bike in pleasant surroundings.

Maple Ridge is a big area and it will never be practical for families to bus or bike for shopping and work, especially as the majority have to go out of Maple Ridge for work and major shopping.

Cherryl Katnich

Maple Ridge

 

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