Restroom cost tip of iceberg
To the Editor,
Re: City aims to solve public urination with restroom, Jan. 17.
Nanaimo is on the world map again. Not for bathtubbing, but for another washroom fixture – the toilet.
Council agreeing to $100,000 for one pottie at Diana Krall Plaza is like spending $500,000 to add a small visitor centre to restrooms on the Nanaimo Parkway. Oops, it did.
Doesn’t anyone watching taxpayer coin realize you can build a brand new $400,000 luxury home with three bathrooms and all the trimmings?
This can now be added to the list taking rolls and rolls of toilet paper to list: a $12-million city annex for happy senior employees; $75 million for a conference centre to make downtown “look better”; $400,000 to buy an Old Victoria Road building which now needs $800,000 in repairs.
To think council has said ‘no’ to a group of 4H kids who just want $1,000 to help run a petting zoo at Beban Park.
What all 90,000 residents of Nanaimo must realize is it’s only a few loud councillors who freely bleed our money for their petty projects.
We all must complain, phone and e-mail so they’ll be forced to stop their insanity.