Who really benefits from waterfront development?

For once, my heart leaped with hope reading the Letters to the Editor section. For quite a while now, I thought the residents of Parksville had been numbed in their efforts to keep the money grubbers at bay.

Smelling the potential, these greedy developers see Parksville as an easy target, a money-churning place. They masquerade their true intentions behind words such as “energizing” the waterfront, “enlivening” the town or lowering the taxes (no hope in hell).

I thought for the longest time that the residents of Parksville had become so complacent with the status quo and given up the fight for their dear city. No wonder this might have happened when councils turn a deaf ear to their countless complaints and show a mighty disregard to their grievances forgetting that they work for the residents and not the other way around.

We, the residents of Parksville, need to stay together, make our voice heard loudly and clearly as one.

That is to say, who is really going to benefit from defiling our waterfront with a 16-storey construction?

Ella Turner


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