On Friday, Oct. 16, I phoned City Hall to complain about the filth of our downtown streets.
Having returned home on the previous Tuesday after a back operation, this was the second time I had slipped and almost fallen on leaves in the gutter at the same corner in front of City Hall.
Living and owning a business downtown, I walk every place I go. Using a cane to get around, I find downtown sidewalks a bit of an obstacle course at the best of times with the uneven sidewalks, potholes, flower pots, signs, benches and other obstacles on our sidewalks.
As you can well guess, I wasn’t any too happy when the answer from the mayor’s office was that “I get a better pair of shoes.”
With this kind of concern for the citizens of Red Deer from the staff at City Hall, I think it’s time for an election.
It’s time for a mayor and council that truly do respect the citizens of Red Deer and will show it by putting a staff in place that have the same respect for the people of Red Deer.