Think long term
In his letter to the editor
Widespread opposition (Oct. 10), Thomas Allen says he is opposed to BRT and green bins. I get it.
He does not think we should invest in our city. He wants to go back to the 19th century and keep as much of his money as possible, at all costs. He does not understand that if we do not invest in London, nobody else will. I hope he does not have children.
In only 10 or so years ,he will have to tell them their generation will need to spend an additional $1 billion in taxes to fix his mess. The streets will become impassable because of gridlock. His children will need to drive farther to shop because plazas and malls will continue to fail and close. His children will not be able to invest in their homes because the real estate market will slump. London’s inability to attract high-tech business will guarantee all that. And when the landfill is closed years too soon, the cost for its replacement will add to their taxes.
On the other hand, they may get fed up and move away. David Nielsen London