Letter: Council provides only lip service

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For the first time, we chose to attend a city council meeting, which took place on the evening of Aug. 5. Our concern, along with most of the other attendees, was the plan to build a 152-unit housing complex on Southeast First Avenue.

Those who opposed this were each given three minutes to state their case as to why they were objecting to the plans for this project. Most of the objections dealt with the traffic issues this would create, considering that this area already is beyond what many feel is capable of handling.

One individual stated that what was taking place was putting the cart before the horse. The response from one of the members of the council was "that is a common practice." We left the meeting feeling that all we got was lip service and had the impression that the decision to go ahead with the construction had already been made.

Dale Stillman

Vancouver