To the Editor,
Re: Letter to the Editor Feb. 25
David Foster, I understand the spirit of your letter to the Editor on Feb. 25, but your connection between "basic math" and "proper nourishment" still needs some more work. Regardless, it is clear you are disturbed about a possible future with the "Port" becoming a " bedroom community" which results from what you describe as a "loss of local control". You add Port Perry could slide into an abyss and be "like Brooklin or Stouffville, a hideous car-based place of strangers". Now that is stating the situation in a somewhat over-the-top manner for Brooklin-Stouffville.
If I also may work off your description, Victoria County is certainly not "a hideous car-based place of strangers". No sir, Lindsay, now City of Kawartha Lakes, is not crowded. The descendants of the Lindsay-based Family Compact descendants ran us into the ground with greed, incompetence and a political mill rate increase over the decades of just two per cent. Most high school grads leave here, with few to return. A "car-based" influx would be a godsend. At present, one can easily park downtown, so we haven't yet seen the "stagnation and death" which you forecast.
David Foster, be careful with your wishes that the "Port" not experience industrial-commercial growth.
Change, I understand can hurt; but so can generations of our no changes-needed Municipal, County and Provincial politicians and local bureaucrats who since the turn of the century have ground many valid proposals for Lindsay development into the ground.
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