LETTER: Cities are for people

I’m struck by (Chamber of Commerce president) Mr. Welte’s view that Abbotsford’s downtown should be exclusively for businesses...

I’m struck by (Chamber of Commerce president) Mr. Welte’s view that Abbotsford’s downtown should be exclusively for businesses. Maybe that’s what needs to be re-thought. Cities are for people. Right now, “Historic Downtown Abbotsford” verges on traffic congestion in a big strip mall.

This is all beside the fact that the seeming focal point of night life there is the Fraser Valley Inn and the two adjacent liquor/beer stores.  Perhaps he wishes for more businesses like those for the area? How about a casino too?

Stephen Keeling

Abbotsford