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Mayor's aim is faulty


  |  Posted: Saturday, Apr 12, 2014 06:00 am

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May I suggest that before the City of St. Albert starts worrying about third party election advertising, spending money on what may become an attack on freedom of speech, we consider the here and now! What are we going to do about the devastation that is going to take place in the downtown area of St Albert!

If the Arts and Heritage Foundation begins renovations on its capital projects; if the bike park tears up an area by the river – how are we going to keep the city botanically, artistically beautiful?

But worse, when the developer begins tearing down Grandin Park Plaza, imagine the disruptions to all the street activities. The dust that will fly, the traffic snarls – the farmers’ market, the children’s festival, Rainmaker, dancing in the street. Will there be botanically artistic tarps 20 plus storeys high covering this eyesore? What will happen should the economy take a downturn and once more the developer puts it on hold? These are real possibilities.

Let us remember that if someone feels that third party election comment is casting a slur on their political image, there is legal recourse for slander and defamation but how will we protect the citizens of St. Albert when our environment becomes a demolition derby?

Liz Allchin, St. Albert


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