Letter: Save the green space at the top of Aberdeen

Editor:

Regarding the major expansion proposal for Aberdeen, I am wondering what sort of advertising was done for the Feb. 20 open house on Feb. 10.

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As an Aberdeen resident I would have been happy to go to this. I never heard about it.

Also, an article about the proposal going to public hearing indicates consultations have begun with Aberdeen residents by the applicant. When and how? They aren’t on my street.

Public hearings rarely do anything to stop proposals. They are simply a vehicle to legitimize a future vote by non-forward-thinking politicians (unless all they think about is the future tax base).

I’m absolutely sick about the open green space that will be destroyed. Why can’t the City of Kamloops buy the agricultural portion of the property and lease it back as pasture, as is the current practice.

Or, even more simply, why can’t the city keep the agricultural land as is and deny parts of the application, thereby saving it for future generations as recreational area? I’ll contribute.

This is entirely about money signs on both sides of the equation — developer and city — with little regard for the environment.

Randy Anderson

Kamloops

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