LETTER: User fees not the answer

I find it interesting that out-of-town consultants think user fees are the answer for our beautiful beach park.

They obviously didn’t speak with any seniors who are on a fixed income who use the walkway for their free exercise program. By all means charge groups who tie up the park for their own specific interest, especially those noisy car groups, charge visitors and tourists, but don’t charge citizens of Parksville whose taxes support the park.

Parksville taxpayers deserve a free pass to this area so we can continue to try and stay healthy without a cash outlay. So many seniors would no longer be able to enjoy their exercise on the walkway if there was a cost attached. Just notice how many seniors are walking with the aid of walkers along the paved path. Where else could they do that?

Please don’t spoil one of the last pleasures left to financially struggling seniors. Perhaps that income could provide more parking especially handicap parking so even more seniors could use the park.

Eileen Wright


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