Is the City council crazy? A permit to expand on a meat market business to sell corn on the cob is sickening [Corn on the cob causes angst, Aug. 20 Just Saying, TIMES].
A successful butcher shop will perhaps look longingly at relocating because of this idiocy.
In a democracy, one is supposed to have a fairly free rein. So what happened here?
More and more, it seems as if common sense is in danger of becoming extinct.
Fees and costly permits need to stop. Businesses need to have a much freer rein. Fees (A.K.A. taxes) are death for many businesses.
If council is so desperate for more money, then perhaps some of the salaries one hears about badly need to be trimmed. Property owners, whether commercial or home owners, could make the difference.
As well, the endless red tape badly needs to be fed through a shredder. A pity we cannot feed the twits through a shredder for creating such a mess.
The screams of outrage will assuredly be coming. Our towns people need to ask themselves if they want businesses to operate and provide the goods and services locally, or if they want to drive elsewhere. The cost of gas gives that idea no appeal at all
Robert W. Stirling, Maple Ridge
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