Time to silence Alberni critic

To the Editor,

Re: Grass is greener elsewhere, Letters, June 26.

I know that we live in a free society where everyone can express their views on how things are being run. But there comes a point in this transfer of views where people who have stated their views should stop.

I understand that some people have nothing better to do in their life but to run down the very people who are working so hard to create a better life for everyone who now lives in this beautiful city. As for myself I need not state over again what it takes to step up in front of a town where the majority of its people are over the age of 55. Or do I.

I have been following Mr. Berg in the local papers for years and he seems to think he is judge and jury for everything that the city staff is trying hard to do.

It’s time to be quiet and allow those who are trying to help even you to live better lives to make it possible.

Mr. Berg’s letter about our mayor trying to bring about change for this city is unfair.

Since I have lived here I have read his letters and I would say to him: why don’t you move to a city where you can enjoy what years you have left?

As a man I understand what these people who live in the public eye are going though on a daily basis; does he really know what’s involved in the running of a major enterprise? No. I believe from his letters that he had spent all of his life in the grace of a public employees’ union.

I’ll continue to read his letters with an open mind but I think he doesn’t know what that really is.

And as for the people who are running this city to create better lives for everyone, I say they are all doing a really fine job.

Terry Short,

Port Alberni

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