Priorities are backwards

First, I would like to thank Abbotsford general manager Jay Teichrob for clarifying the debate for the proposed P3 water...

First, I would like to thank Abbotsford general manager Jay Teichrob for clarifying the debate for the proposed P3 water supply and treatment centre, which seems to be causing a lot of confusion lately.

He states at the beginning of the article that voters don’t seem to realize this issue is an “all or nothing” deal.

He even says that people “are being left with the impression that there is another option.”

At sometime during this interview he must have realized that “nothing” isn’t really an option – logic would dictate that there obviously has to be some option – and he then says that if the electorate says no to the proposal that the city would have to “limit new development,” and “use water rates to create a financial motivation to conserve.”

Well, if limiting development and water conservation are in Teichrob’s opinion the default, and therefore the negative option, I would say that Abbotsford council has got its priorities backwards.

Secondly, doesn’t Stave Lake belong to the District of Mission?

Having themselves voted “no” to this proposal, would it not be conceivable that the residents of Mission would also say “no” to another city attempting the same thing they voted down in the first place and on their land?

Erik Bosma

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