We know that city councils hear many promotions. A recent one to Coquitlam council will be debated in a few weeks to do with large, flashy, roadside, look-what-we’re-selling-today LED billboards.
Obviously such billboards carry the purpose of catching your attention while you drive on a rainy day or night.
I asked a few newly elected officials what their position was on this promotion and one response was not about driving safety, it was about getting money to use to fix up parks.
Seniors like myself enjoy our community. Many of us feel that Coquitlam is number one in all of British Columbia. We like the fact that we do not have to get out of our cars to gas up.
We know of people who drive from other communities because of this city bylaw that provides jobs and convenience. Every five or 10 years, this privilege is threatened by the oil companies.
So for the newly elected, please, when you get your large agenda packages, think of older residents when it comes to safety for all drivers — not the distraction of LED billboards — and our need for full service fill-ups.
Brian Robinson, Coquitlam