City-owned buildings should be fined

Kudos to Alberni city council for getting tough with derelict building owners, but it should hold Mayor John Douglas to the same standard.

To the editor,

Re: derelict buildings in Port Alberni.

Congratulations to city council for taking the initiative to tidy up the derelict buildings in town. A financial penalty will certainly be an incentive to keep these buildings maintained and presentable.

However, I wish councillors would hold city property to the same standards. City owned Lot A adjacent to Canal Beach is an industrial storage site. If this eye sore is not tidied then I hope the mayor will be fined.

Malcolm Menninga,

Port Alberni