To the Editor,
Re: Motion to table Coun. Chris Alemany’s motion to give notice to Port Alberni Port Authority re Plywood lots A and B.
So now we know: we elected yet another crew of dinosaurs to city council and they have agreed to give the port authority time ad infinitum.
Shame on everyone who voted to table the motion to give notice of termination of the port authority’s lease on the former Plywood site. The Port Authority has more than 100 leases on property surrounding our waterfront—these leases are not in the best interests of the city and they dictate what our future will be.
If a leaseholder with a reasonable proposal to use the land adjacent to Canal Beach for some legitimate purpose that creates jobs and economic activity in the city comes forward, I’d be first in line to support it. But we do not need the port authority in the middle as the actual leaseholder.
Let the business deal directly with the city.
A third-hand situation is just bad business. I was appalled last year, I am still appalled.