City Hall’s response to street complaint less than sympathetic

On Friday, Oct. 16, I phoned City Hall to complain about the filth of our downtown streets.

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.

Jerry Anderson

Red Deer

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