We will not be stifled, says local advocacy group

Motion passed at the Feb. 20 regional district meeting is a reflection of the disrespect and disregard for the public’s concerns

Dear Sir:

The Terrace Standard article of Feb. 25. “Just stop it, says district”, brings to mind the phrase “Stifle it, Edith” which was often the response of husband Archie Bunker who starred in the old 1970’s TV show “All in the Family”.

The comment and character are not unlike that presented to the public in meetings both at city council and the regional district.

The motion passed at the Feb. 20, 2015 regional district meeting to “seek legal counsel” for what is described as “relentless disruptive and repetitive delegations”, is a reflection of the disrespect and disregard for the public’s concerns that has become increasingly more evident by those who were elected to represent us.

If the regional district believes that the public’s desire for responsible use of taxpayers dollars or a concern by the public to reduce our waste footprint is cause for legal action then go ahead and take that action. Surely a judge will see the reasonable requests that the public has been asking from our governing bodies and then perhaps the best interest of the public will actually be heard and served.

Diana Penner for,

Residents Advocating for a

Sustainable Inclusive Environment,

Terrace, B.C.