Neither crossing idea is best option

City should spend its money on upgrading and repairing existing infrastructure, says Alberni resident.

To the Editor,

I, for one, am opposed to either of the proposed Roger Creek crossings.

If it is the original $14.6 million plan or the latest alternative at half that amount, it is still for too expensive.

The city is currently carrying too much debt and we, the taxpayers, are on the hook to pay down the principle plus hundreds of thousands in interest.  It is time to put a plan in place to pay down the debt, not add to it.

We have done without this crossing for many years now and I do not think the minutes we would save driving across town come even close to justifying spending that kind of money.

What needs to be done is to concentrate available resources in maintaining and upgrading our existing, aging, infrastructure – roads, water mains & sewer lines.

It is time for a wake-up call at city hall – let’s get the priorities right.

Bill Randles,

Port Alberni

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