Local politicians are taking several steps backwards.
It simply is not logical for the District of North Vancouver to say "no" to helping with funding for the Harry Jerome Community Centre. Both municipalities should be paying for all rec facilities. We use all the facilities, not just in our own areas. City and district councils need to look into the future needs of all residents.
Thousands of new homes are being approved, yet the infrastructure is falling behind. This is the golden opportunity to create an amazing facility, used by thousands. Area businesses would grow. The community available is promoting fitness and health, yet we are so limited in what is available. The audacity of our current councillors to say the aquatic groups need to put money in! Maybe I've missed something, but how much have the seniors, lawn bowlers, Flicka and ice users put into this centre? How much have the cyclists put in to create all these bike lanes that are costing millions?
It's time that all residents, groups and users band together and fight for what we all need and deserve. Maybe a small user fee for each and every sport to be charged for now and the future to build a fund for rec users.
I can hardly wait for the next election. I for one think it is time we get rid of the current council members and vote in new members that have the ability to think and plan for the future.
Susan Ryan North Vancouver
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