Don’t cater to the White Rock elites

Why are the cities to pay the $400- to $500-million cost to relocate the tracks?

Re: The recent meeting regarding the train track re-alignment proposal for the White Rock and South Surrey elites. I guess an election must be coming soon.

Why are the cities to pay the $400- to $500-million cost to relocate the tracks? I think if people refuse to obey the safety rules and walk along the rail tracks without paying attention, that is their own problem. If the track foundations or infrastructure are faulty, then go after the owner – the railway company.

I moved to the Morgan Creek area to specifically get away from all the railway noise in my old neighbourhood of Fraser Heights eight years ago. I bought in the Morgan Creek area knowing there were no train tracks in my area. Now White Rock and Ocean Park residents (who also purchased their homes knowing full well the train tracks were in their area) expect me to sit back and allow them to relocate the train tracks to my area? Not a chance.

Furthermore, they want my taxes to rise to pay for their relocation costs? Not a chance.

I guess the fact that a track relocation will also increase the elites’ property values is not worth mentioning either. Bad optics, I guess.

I and the 99 per cent of Surrey residents completely disagree with a track relocation that favors only the one per cent.

I understand Mayor Dianne Watts needs to be seen to be doing something for the unhappy, noisy elites in White Rock and Ocean Park but not at my (or the rest of Surrey’s) expense.

 

A. Rose

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