LETTER: City councillor should look at his record on bridge

Coun. Ben Isitt is nothing if not consistent in his latest comments about spending the time and money on the existing bridge

Re: A bridge too far? (News, Jan. 28)

Coun. Ben Isitt is nothing if not consistent in his latest comments to Victoria city council about spending the time and money on the existing bridge.

By either saying something outrageous, contrarian or outright dim-witted, his game is to grab the media headlines. But in the process, the issue is inflamed and no contribution is made in resolving the issue.

Better Coun. Isitt – and the media – examine his contribution to the bridge issue during the last several years.

Stan Bartlett, Victoria

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Re: A bridge too far? (News, Jan. 28)

While it is becoming clearer all the time that the building of the new Johnson Street Bridge is one of the biggest boondoggles in our city’s history, I agree with Mayor Lisa Helps that the project is way past the point of no return and it would be much too costly to abandon it at this stage.

Realistically all that can be done now is to try to keep remaining expenditures to the absolute minimum and to come up with an appropriate name for this monument to folly and extravagance.

I suggest we call it the Stan Laurel Bridge and that we place near the approach to the bridge a statue of the legendary comedian inscribed with his most famous phrase: “Another fine mess!”

Gordon Pollard, Victoria

 

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