Re: Letter sent Nov. 6 from the City of Williams Lake regarding snow removal signed by Gary Muraca.
Sir, I “remind you that” the Good Neighbour Bylaw supports the city’s goal to protect and improve the quality of life of its residents, promote civic responsibility and encourage good relationships between neighbours.
The intent of this bylaw is not to balance the budget by abrogating responsibilities.
That is a political issue that I and other residents will pursue rigorously.
My immediate concern is the threatening, almost militaristic, tone of the letter — “enforcing compliance,” “enforce as needed to ensure compliance,” “you could be held liable.”
It appears the bylaw boys will be fully engaged in sidewalk patrol, “enforcing.”
Such a letter may suit other cities. Not Williams Lake.