What’s the plan for South Port?

If Port Alberni City Council has a yet-to-be seen plan for south port then they better spill it.

To the Editor,

I was wondering if Mayor John Douglas and city councillors could forward the business plan for South Port to me? I’m sure they have one so as to give them direction?

It is compulsory in the private sector to have one; to understand where you are going and to show financers—in our case, the taxpayer— that you understand what you are doing and the goals you have in mind for future growth.

As I look out at South Port and see The Brick, Home Hardware, Zellers, coffee houses, etc.closing or moving their businesses to North Port I feel confident that our city leaders must have planned long ago how to navigate this “evacuation” of our area with a thorough and sought out plan.

I would hate to think council has no real plan at all, and will just quietly let this side of town run into a quagmire of misery.

I would also hate to think mayor and council are just going to hide behind handshakes and patting people on the back and saying things like “we’re right behind you all the way” or “we absolutely support this or that initiative” without really doing anything at all.

I will wait with bated breath for a copy of the business plan.

Chris Ashby,

owner,

Somass Hotel