We’re paying for pollution
An open letter to White Rock council.
I will not be renewing my resident parking decal, which costs more each year – rising to $40 from $30 last year.
Instead, I will visit local businesses on foot, happily supporting them while at the same time not supporting another tax.
I also do not support council’s decision to use the above tax collected to pay additional lease money to BNSF Railway (Council renews BNSF lease, Jan. 29).
The railway has become an unwelcome guest in White Rock, ripping through the heart of our community.
It now helps to carry more and more coal to ‘monster’ ports. This alone is a huge local and global environmental issue.
The noise, pollution and safety concerns of this volume of train traffic is our issue and needs to be addressed.
The railway has overstayed its welcome and should now be dealt with accordingly.
Cal Pawson, White Rock