Time to put pressure on is now

Re: ‘Talk is nice, but how about some action’ (PQB News, Jan. 29)

One of the RDN board of directors made a motion that the reserve funds for a multi-sport facility be stalled for another year.

In 2006, consultants that were hired recommended that the search for a land purchase to be started for a future multiplex. This could have been done then for a price millions less than today and do we know how much this will cost next year?

In 2001 we had an area population of 37,759 and today it is now approximately 47,000, a growth rate of 25%.

We are 19 years behind in even planning for current population and future growth. The director for Electoral Area E will probably not feel any pressure from his voters as they have the option to use the Nanaimo recreation facilities. It’s closer for most of them.

I have no clue as to what the rest of the directors that voted for this motion are thinking except that they won’t feel any heat over this either. The mayors of Qualicum Beach and Parksville may feel some heat as their electorate combined are probably one of the largest local recreation facility users.

It is so discouraging to watch this whole non-process year after year. How many of our taxpayers dollars have been wasted on consultants, etc.? I am a senior and the facilities that would result from going forward with this reserve fund now will most probably not benefit myself or other seniors.

Where does that leave all the young families that are here now or hope to move into District 69?

I completely agree with Mr. Nosworthy’s “analysis paralysis” comment.

Please wake up District 69 and put the pressure on now!

Marg Albert

Qualicum Beach

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