This is my challenge to all Delta mayoral candidates.
Please let us know what your plans are to improve the commuter corridors of 64 and 72 Avenues.
I for one am tired of having to wait 10-15 minutes just to get out of Sunshine Hills in the morning due to all the drivers coming from other municipalities who choose to cut through Sunshine Hills to beat the traffic on both 72nd and 64th.
During rush hours these drivers are in too much of a rush to slow down for the crosswalks or speed bumps or watch for children and people crossing the roads.
We have two schools on Lyon Road to be considered as well as the taxpayers of Delta who live in this residential neighbourhood.
Please enlighten us as to what your plan is as we’ve had city hall heads stuck in the sand on this issue for way too long and we’re paying the price.
Yvonne Gell Winder, Delta
Curbing danger zones
To all the Delta civic election candidates, I would like to welcome you all.
To the incumbents, I would like to wish you good luck and to the new ones even better luck.
As a resident of North Delta, I am always very concerned with issues that affect me and others and often take my time to address mayor and council about such issues, but to this day, none of those elected have ever taken the time to even acknowledge my concerns.
Therefore, in my opinion, the current council serving Delta and seeking re-election is just as useful as an ashtray on a motor bike.
An example is the increased numbers of curb extenders that serve no purpose and a perfect example of a this is at the intersection of 112 Street and 78 Avenue, where a curb extender has been added to a crosswalk with a bus stop just a half-dozen meters away. When someone is trying to legally cross the street at a marked crossing and their view is about 50 per cent blocked by the bus when stopped, sooner or later there will be fatalities.
I invite you all to join me at that location and see for yourselves since those we elected failed to stay in touch with the needs of the community.
Al Dinis, Delta
Surrey comes second
So Surrey Mayor Watts voted for an extra two cents per litre tax on gas that already has 47 cents per litre taxes on it?
The new SkyTrain line in Coquitlam will not add any stations to Surrey, yet we will be footing the bill for years to come. For a long time now, I have been filling up my gas tank at places like Abbottsford or Aldergove, where I can save 12 to 15 cents per litre and still keep my hard-earned cash in Canada. So much for Surrey First.
What are Watts’ chances of re-election, especially after she insisted on bringing to Surrey controversial figures such as Bill Clinton and George Bush?
If she does win, it will be by a smaller margin than last time. Many Surrey voters must be mad enough to teach her a lesson come election time.
M. Hajee, Surrey
Lots of loonies
Wow. Pretty impressive, Mayor Watts. Big signs all over Surrey. Lumber and labour and lots of loonies. Makes you wonder where all those loonies came from.
Ed Griffin, Surrey